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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
2019 2020 2019 2020 2019 2020 2019 2020 2019 2020

Total

157,538 147,795 83,460 78,560 80,917 76,227 74,078 69,234 71,470 66,873

Management, professional, and related occupations

64,218 63,644 30,950 30,734 30,775 30,577 33,267 32,910 33,015 32,684

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

26,981 27,143 15,072 15,028 15,030 14,975 11,909 12,114 11,870 12,079

Management occupations

18,985 18,564 11,394 11,072 11,364 11,032 7,591 7,493 7,559 7,473

Business and financial operations occupations

7,996 8,578 3,678 3,957 3,666 3,943 4,318 4,622 4,311 4,606

Professional and related occupations

37,237 36,502 15,879 15,706 15,745 15,602 21,358 20,796 21,146 20,605

Computer and mathematical occupations

5,352 5,603 3,973 4,193 3,956 4,178 1,379 1,410 1,370 1,401

Architecture and engineering occupations

3,305 3,169 2,785 2,648 2,774 2,635 520 522 518 520

Life, physical, and social science occupations

1,485 1,627 752 824 747 823 733 803 729 798

Community and social service occupations

2,717 2,717 884 847 877 840 1,833 1,871 1,819 1,862

Legal occupations

1,955 1,882 925 905 922 905 1,030 977 1,028 975

Education, training, and library occupations

9,455 8,902 2,500 2,355 2,466 2,330 6,955 6,547 6,863 6,461

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

3,285 3,042 1,676 1,482 1,627 1,457 1,609 1,560 1,557 1,520

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

9,684 9,559 2,384 2,452 2,375 2,433 7,300 7,107 7,261 7,068

Service occupations

26,978 22,853 11,445 9,820 10,481 9,017 15,534 13,033 14,371 12,023

Healthcare support occupations

3,758 4,790 491 703 476 683 3,267 4,087 3,178 3,983

Protective service occupations

3,128 3,024 2,437 2,310 2,381 2,273 692 714 651 671

Food preparation and serving related occupations

8,378 6,556 3,808 2,989 3,164 2,425 4,569 3,566 3,835 2,900

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

5,746 5,084 3,332 3,036 3,184 2,908 2,413 2,048 2,357 1,998

Personal care and service occupations

5,968 3,399 1,376 781 1,275 728 4,592 2,618 4,350 2,470

Sales and office occupations

33,370 29,726 13,148 11,506 12,479 11,008 20,222 18,221 19,175 17,292

Sales and related occupations

15,582 14,168 7,979 7,261 7,590 6,925 7,602 6,907 6,892 6,245

Office and administrative support occupations

17,789 15,558 5,169 4,244 4,889 4,083 12,620 11,314 12,283 11,047

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

14,343 13,357 13,569 12,607 13,258 12,286 774 750 749 729

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

1,156 1,045 865 793 807 726 291 252 274 240

Construction and extraction occupations

8,325 7,710 8,033 7,402 7,867 7,233 292 308 287 302

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,862 4,602 4,671 4,411 4,584 4,327 191 190 188 187

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

18,628 18,215 14,348 13,894 13,925 13,339 4,281 4,321 4,160 4,145

Production occupations

8,565 7,590 6,115 5,443 5,992 5,331 2,450 2,147 2,403 2,102

Transportation and material moving occupations

10,063 10,625 8,233 8,451 7,933 8,008 1,831 2,174 1,757 2,042

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 22, 2021