HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
52. Certification and licensing status of the employed by industry and class of worker, 2017 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

153,337 100.0 24.3 2.3 22.0 75.7

Industry

Agriculture and related industries

2,454 100.0 11.9 0.8 11.1 88.1

Nonagricultural industries

150,883 100.0 24.5 2.4 22.1 75.5

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

748 100.0 18.7 2.6 16.1 81.3

Construction

10,692 100.0 21.3 2.2 19.0 78.7

Manufacturing

15,408 100.0 10.2 2.2 8.1 89.8

Wholesale trade

3,594 100.0 11.3 1.7 9.6 88.7

Retail trade

16,720 100.0 9.8 1.3 8.5 90.2

Transportation and utilities

8,159 100.0 21.7 2.0 19.7 78.3

Information

2,903 100.0 10.5 2.5 8.1 89.5

Financial activities

10,482 100.0 32.0 3.5 28.5 68.0

Professional and business services

18,835 100.0 20.9 3.2 17.7 79.1

Education and health services

34,483 100.0 45.9 2.5 43.4 54.1

Leisure and hospitality

14,291 100.0 9.6 1.4 8.2 90.4

Other services

7,485 100.0 27.2 3.3 23.9 72.8

Public administration

7,083 100.0 32.6 2.4 30.2 67.4

Class of worker(3)

Wage and salary workers(4)

143,736 100.0 24.1 2.3 21.7 75.9

Private industries

122,844 100.0 21.4 2.4 19.0 78.6

Government

20,892 100.0 39.5 1.8 37.7 60.5

Federal

3,618 100.0 23.9 2.5 21.4 76.1

State

7,063 100.0 37.9 1.8 36.1 62.1

Local

10,211 100.0 46.1 1.5 44.5 53.9

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

9,526 100.0 28.0 2.4 25.6 72.0

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. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

 

Last Modified Date: February 8, 2018