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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
52. Certification and licensing status of the employed by industry and class of worker, 2019 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

157,538 100.0 24.2 2.2 21.9 75.8

Industry

Agriculture and related industries

2,425 100.0 12.3 1.1 11.2 87.7

Nonagricultural industries

155,113 100.0 24.4 2.3 22.1 75.6

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

750 100.0 20.5 2.9 17.6 79.5

Construction

11,373 100.0 20.7 1.9 18.8 79.3

Manufacturing

15,741 100.0 10.2 2.2 8.1 89.8

Wholesale trade

3,525 100.0 11.8 2.1 9.7 88.2

Retail trade

16,217 100.0 9.8 1.3 8.5 90.2

Transportation and utilities

8,991 100.0 21.9 1.8 20.1 78.1

Information

2,766 100.0 8.8 2.1 6.6 91.2

Financial activities

10,765 100.0 31.7 3.5 28.3 68.3

Professional and business services

19,606 100.0 20.8 3.0 17.7 79.2

Education and health services

35,894 100.0 46.0 2.5 43.5 54.0

Leisure and hospitality

14,643 100.0 9.3 1.4 7.8 90.7

Other services

7,617 100.0 25.4 2.7 22.6 74.6

Public administration

7,225 100.0 29.8 1.9 27.9 70.2

Class of worker(3)

Wage and salary workers(4)

147,919 100.0 23.9 2.2 21.7 76.1

Private industries

126,894 100.0 21.5 2.3 19.1 78.5

Government

21,025 100.0 38.8 1.6 37.2 61.2

Federal

3,806 100.0 23.3 2.2 21.0 76.7

State

6,918 100.0 36.5 1.4 35.2 63.5

Local

10,302 100.0 46.1 1.6 44.4 53.9

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

9,539 100.0 27.9 2.2 25.7 72.1

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: January 22, 2020