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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, 2020 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

147,795 100.0 25.0 2.3 22.7 75.0

Industry

Agriculture and related industries

2,349 100.0 12.1 0.8 11.4 87.9

Nonagricultural industries

145,446 100.0 25.2 2.3 22.9 74.8

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

684 100.0 18.6 2.4 16.2 81.4

Construction

10,786 100.0 20.8 1.9 18.9 79.2

Manufacturing

14,550 100.0 10.5 2.3 8.1 89.5

Wholesale trade

3,380 100.0 11.1 1.5 9.6 88.9

Retail trade

15,609 100.0 9.9 1.2 8.7 90.1

Transportation and utilities

8,552 100.0 21.7 1.4 20.3 78.3

Information

2,594 100.0 9.8 2.5 7.3 90.2

Financial activities

10,646 100.0 32.0 3.7 28.4 68.0

Professional and business services

18,816 100.0 21.2 3.4 17.9 78.8

Education and health services

34,105 100.0 47.4 2.4 45.0 52.6

Leisure and hospitality

11,480 100.0 9.0 1.4 7.6 91.0

Other services

6,742 100.0 26.7 3.2 23.5 73.3

Public administration

7,501 100.0 30.4 2.2 28.2 69.6

Class of worker(3)

Wage and salary workers(4)

138,459 100.0 24.7 2.3 22.4 75.3

Private industries

117,810 100.0 22.1 2.4 19.8 77.9

Government

20,649 100.0 39.3 1.8 37.5 60.7

Federal

3,902 100.0 22.7 2.1 20.6 77.3

State

6,939 100.0 37.9 1.8 36.1 62.1

Local

9,807 100.0 47.0 1.7 45.2 53.0

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

9,253 100.0 29.1 2.4 26.7 70.9

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, 2021