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Data on certifications and licenses

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Table 4. Certification and licensing status of the employed by industry and class of worker, 2015 annual averages
[Numbers in thousands]
Industry and class of worker Total
employed
Percent distribution
Total
employed
With a certification or license(1) Without a
certification
or license
Total With a
certification,
but no license
With a
license(2)

Total, 16 years and over

148,834 100.0 25.5 3.1 22.4 74.5

Industry

Agriculture and related industries

2,422 100.0 13.1 1.2 11.9 86.9

Nonagricultural industries

146,411 100.0 25.7 3.1 22.6 74.3

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

917 100.0 21.6 3.5 18.1 78.4

Construction

9,935 100.0 23.0 3.0 20.1 77.0

Manufacturing

15,338 100.0 11.5 2.9 8.5 88.5

Wholesale trade

3,635 100.0 12.1 2.3 9.7 87.9

Retail trade

16,686 100.0 10.9 1.9 9.0 89.1

Transportation and utilities

7,726 100.0 25.3 2.4 22.8 74.7

Information

2,988 100.0 10.9 3.5 7.4 89.1

Financial activities

10,087 100.0 32.4 4.4 28.0 67.6

Professional and business services

17,409 100.0 22.9 4.0 18.9 77.1

Education and health services

33,678 100.0 47.3 3.4 43.8 52.7

Leisure and hospitality

13,821 100.0 10.1 2.0 8.1 89.9

Other services

7,264 100.0 27.2 4.4 22.8 72.8

Public administration

6,928 100.0 32.9 2.5 30.4 67.1

Class of worker(3)

Wage and salary workers(4)

139,225 100.0 25.2 3.1 22.2 74.8

Private industries

118,574 100.0 22.6 3.2 19.3 77.4

Government

20,651 100.0 40.6 2.3 38.3 59.4

Federal

3,611 100.0 24.7 2.8 22.0 75.3

State

6,996 100.0 38.9 2.3 36.6 61.1

Local

10,044 100.0 47.5 2.2 45.4 52.5

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

9,508 100.0 29.2 2.9 26.3 70.8

Footnotes:
(1) A person may have more than one certification or license.
(2) Persons with a license may also have a certification.
(3) Unpaid family workers are included in total employed, but not shown separately.
(4) Includes self-employed workers whose businesses are incorporated.

NOTE: Certifications are issued by a non-governmental certification body and convey that an individual has the knowledge or skill to perform a specific job. A license is awarded by a government agency and conveys a legal authority to work in an occupation.

 

Last Modified Date: April 27, 2017