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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
2019 2020 2019 2020 2019 2020 2019 2020

Total, 16 years and over

157,538 147,795 122,441 115,341 19,381 17,873 10,179 9,437

Men

83,460 78,560 66,100 62,446 9,145 8,392 5,353 5,041

Women

74,078 69,234 56,341 52,895 10,236 9,481 4,826 4,396

OCCUPATION

Management, professional, and related occupations

64,218 63,644 50,706 50,108 6,186 6,203 5,604 5,494

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

26,981 27,143 22,140 22,178 2,269 2,386 1,878 1,820

Management occupations

18,985 18,564 15,867 15,488 1,474 1,482 1,156 1,072

Business and financial operations occupations

7,996 8,578 6,273 6,689 795 904 722 747

Professional and related occupations

37,237 36,502 28,567 27,930 3,917 3,817 3,725 3,674

Computer and mathematical occupations

5,352 5,603 3,517 3,666 465 508 1,238 1,287

Architecture and engineering occupations

3,305 3,169 2,563 2,473 224 191 439 431

Life, physical, and social science occupations

1,485 1,627 1,142 1,222 93 106 214 242

Community and social service occupations

2,717 2,717 1,981 1,975 547 540 97 92

Legal occupations

1,955 1,882 1,622 1,572 162 162 120 106

Education, training, and library occupations

9,455 8,902 7,729 7,300 963 892 498 439

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

3,285 3,042 2,719 2,494 253 257 193 180

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

9,684 9,559 7,295 7,229 1,209 1,160 926 897

Service occupations

26,978 22,853 19,482 16,669 4,621 3,884 1,603 1,291

Healthcare support occupations

3,758 4,790 2,411 3,069 1,002 1,210 192 297

Protective service occupations

3,128 3,024 2,311 2,252 634 587 69 75

Food preparation and serving related occupations

8,378 6,556 6,172 4,901 1,167 914 577 417

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

5,746 5,084 4,444 3,974 856 723 165 158

Personal care and service occupations

5,968 3,399 4,144 2,473 962 449 600 343

Sales and office occupations

33,370 29,726 26,059 23,404 4,324 3,729 1,731 1,508

Sales and related occupations

15,582 14,168 12,436 11,362 1,744 1,499 835 780

Office and administrative support occupations

17,789 15,558 13,623 12,042 2,580 2,231 896 728

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

14,343 13,357 12,367 11,574 1,100 1,006 316 278

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

1,156 1,045 1,032 941 51 45 21 17

Construction and extraction occupations

8,325 7,710 7,251 6,766 604 540 133 121

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,862 4,602 4,084 3,867 445 421 162 141

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

18,628 18,215 13,827 13,586 3,149 3,050 926 866

Production occupations

8,565 7,590 6,558 5,904 1,139 994 516 424

Transportation and material moving occupations

10,063 10,625 7,268 7,683 2,010 2,057 409 443

CLASS OF WORKER

Agriculture

Wage and salary workers(1)

1,658 1,578 1,520 1,430 44 55 33 26

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

741 742 708 714 10 10 7 3

Unpaid family workers

26 29 26 25 0 1 0 0

Nonagricultural industries

Wage and salary workers(1)

146,262 136,881 112,809 105,957 18,606 17,116 9,675 8,965

Government

20,976 20,599 15,950 15,644 3,249 3,145 1,050 1,025

Private industries

125,285 116,281 96,860 90,313 15,357 13,971 8,625 7,940

Private households

821 654 655 523 103 62 30 38

Other industries

124,465 115,627 96,204 89,790 15,254 13,908 8,594 7,901

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

8,799 8,511 7,340 7,166 716 690 457 440

Unpaid family workers

53 55 37 48 5 1 8 4

FULL- OR PART-TIME STATUS(2)

Full-time workers

130,597 123,188 101,064 95,790 16,448 15,107 8,696 8,109

Part-time workers

26,941 24,607 21,377 19,550 2,933 2,766 1,483 1,328

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 22, 2021