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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
9. Employed persons by occupation, sex, and age
[In thousands]
Occupation Total Men Women
16 years
and over
16 years
and over
20 years
and over
16 years
and over
20 years
and over
2020 2021 2020 2021 2020 2021 2020 2021 2020 2021

Total

147,795 152,581 78,560 80,829 76,227 78,216 69,234 71,752 66,873 69,099

Management, professional, and related occupations

63,644 64,744 30,734 31,109 30,577 30,948 32,910 33,636 32,684 33,376

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

27,143 27,864 15,028 15,231 14,975 15,188 12,114 12,633 12,079 12,576

Management occupations

18,564 18,986 11,072 11,218 11,032 11,183 7,493 7,768 7,473 7,729

Business and financial operations occupations

8,578 8,878 3,957 4,013 3,943 4,005 4,622 4,865 4,606 4,847

Professional and related occupations

36,502 36,880 15,706 15,878 15,602 15,760 20,796 21,003 20,605 20,800

Computer and mathematical occupations

5,603 5,688 4,193 4,198 4,178 4,177 1,410 1,490 1,401 1,483

Architecture and engineering occupations

3,169 3,235 2,648 2,671 2,635 2,664 522 564 520 562

Life, physical, and social science occupations

1,627 1,640 824 863 823 857 803 777 798 773

Community and social service occupations

2,717 2,777 847 902 840 900 1,871 1,876 1,862 1,863

Legal occupations

1,882 1,805 905 840 905 838 977 965 975 961

Education, training, and library occupations

8,902 8,946 2,355 2,351 2,330 2,321 6,547 6,595 6,461 6,505

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

3,042 3,151 1,482 1,577 1,457 1,540 1,560 1,574 1,520 1,528

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

9,559 9,639 2,452 2,477 2,433 2,462 7,107 7,162 7,068 7,125

Service occupations

22,853 24,403 9,820 10,328 9,017 9,360 13,033 14,075 12,023 12,884

Healthcare support occupations

4,790 4,887 703 728 683 702 4,087 4,158 3,983 4,060

Protective service occupations

3,024 2,987 2,310 2,276 2,273 2,211 714 711 671 676

Food preparation and serving related occupations

6,556 7,370 2,989 3,343 2,425 2,662 3,566 4,027 2,900 3,204

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

5,084 5,482 3,036 3,198 2,908 3,057 2,048 2,285 1,998 2,211

Personal care and service occupations

3,399 3,676 781 783 728 728 2,618 2,893 2,470 2,734

Sales and office occupations

29,726 30,166 11,506 11,604 11,008 11,074 18,221 18,563 17,292 17,597

Sales and related occupations

14,168 14,369 7,261 7,219 6,925 6,874 6,907 7,150 6,245 6,485

Office and administrative support occupations

15,558 15,797 4,244 4,384 4,083 4,200 11,314 11,413 11,047 11,112

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

13,357 13,959 12,607 13,181 12,286 12,837 750 778 729 755

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

1,045 1,061 793 804 726 759 252 257 240 242

Construction and extraction occupations

7,710 8,057 7,402 7,746 7,233 7,542 308 311 302 309

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,602 4,840 4,411 4,630 4,327 4,536 190 210 187 204

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

18,215 19,309 13,894 14,608 13,339 13,997 4,321 4,700 4,145 4,487

Production occupations

7,590 7,950 5,443 5,703 5,331 5,564 2,147 2,247 2,102 2,180

Transportation and material moving occupations

10,625 11,359 8,451 8,906 8,008 8,433 2,174 2,453 2,042 2,307

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Effective with January 2020 data, occupations reflect the introduction of the 2018 Census occupational classification system, derived from the 2018 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC). No historical data have been revised. Data for 2020 are not strictly comparable with earlier years.

 

Last Modified Date: January 20, 2022