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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
12. Employed persons by sex, occupation, class of worker, full- or part-time status, and race
[In thousands]
Category Total White Black or African
American
Asian
2020 2021 2020 2021 2020 2021 2020 2021

Total, 16 years and over

147,795 152,581 115,341 118,291 17,873 18,726 9,437 10,016

Men

78,560 80,829 62,446 63,814 8,392 8,875 5,041 5,292

Women

69,234 71,752 52,895 54,476 9,481 9,851 4,396 4,725

OCCUPATION

Management, professional, and related occupations

63,644 64,744 50,108 50,686 6,203 6,356 5,494 5,822

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

27,143 27,864 22,178 22,521 2,386 2,562 1,820 1,991

Management occupations

18,564 18,986 15,488 15,597 1,482 1,633 1,072 1,228

Business and financial operations occupations

8,578 8,878 6,689 6,923 904 929 747 763

Professional and related occupations

36,502 36,880 27,930 28,165 3,817 3,794 3,674 3,831

Computer and mathematical occupations

5,603 5,688 3,666 3,718 508 485 1,287 1,325

Architecture and engineering occupations

3,169 3,235 2,473 2,492 191 188 431 473

Life, physical, and social science occupations

1,627 1,640 1,222 1,223 106 122 242 250

Community and social service occupations

2,717 2,777 1,975 2,026 540 548 92 105

Legal occupations

1,882 1,805 1,572 1,516 162 146 106 87

Education, training, and library occupations

8,902 8,946 7,300 7,293 892 889 439 497

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

3,042 3,151 2,494 2,610 257 257 180 181

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

9,559 9,639 7,229 7,287 1,160 1,159 897 913

Service occupations

22,853 24,403 16,669 17,775 3,884 4,031 1,291 1,432

Healthcare support occupations

4,790 4,887 3,069 3,150 1,210 1,200 297 331

Protective service occupations

3,024 2,987 2,252 2,166 587 605 75 81

Food preparation and serving related occupations

6,556 7,370 4,901 5,501 914 984 417 463

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

5,084 5,482 3,974 4,276 723 781 158 184

Personal care and service occupations

3,399 3,676 2,473 2,682 449 461 343 373

Sales and office occupations

29,726 30,166 23,404 23,494 3,729 3,972 1,508 1,538

Sales and related occupations

14,168 14,369 11,362 11,453 1,499 1,607 780 781

Office and administrative support occupations

15,558 15,797 12,042 12,041 2,231 2,365 728 757

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

13,357 13,959 11,574 12,050 1,006 1,026 278 316

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

1,045 1,061 941 938 45 47 17 24

Construction and extraction occupations

7,710 8,057 6,766 7,023 540 576 121 134

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,602 4,840 3,867 4,089 421 404 141 158

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

18,215 19,309 13,586 14,286 3,050 3,340 866 908

Production occupations

7,590 7,950 5,904 6,172 994 1,054 424 433

Transportation and material moving occupations

10,625 11,359 7,683 8,114 2,057 2,287 443 475

CLASS OF WORKER

Agriculture

Wage and salary workers(1)

1,578 1,524 1,430 1,374 55 61 26 25

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

742 727 714 696 10 9 3 2

Unpaid family workers

29 40 25 36 1 0 0 0

Nonagricultural industries

Wage and salary workers(1)

136,881 140,993 105,957 108,515 17,116 17,776 8,965 9,540

Government

20,599 20,661 15,644 15,554 3,145 3,221 1,025 1,075

Private industries

116,281 120,333 90,313 92,961 13,971 14,555 7,940 8,465

Private households

654 659 523 537 62 53 38 33

Other industries

115,627 119,674 89,790 92,424 13,908 14,502 7,901 8,432

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

8,511 9,230 7,166 7,613 690 877 440 443

Unpaid family workers

55 67 48 57 1 3 4 5

FULL- OR PART-TIME STATUS(2)

Full-time workers

123,188 127,159 95,790 98,237 15,107 15,898 8,109 8,547

Part-time workers

24,607 25,421 19,550 20,054 2,766 2,828 1,328 1,469

Footnotes
(1) Includes self-employed workers whose businesses are incorporated.
(2) Employed persons are classified as full- or part-time workers based on their usual weekly hours at all jobs regardless of the number of hours they are at work during the reference week. Persons absent from work also are classified according to their usual status. Full time is 35 hours or more per week; part time is less than 35 hours.

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups will not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. 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