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Appendix table 2. Number of workers represented,1 March 2016
Occupational group2 Civilian workers Private industry
workers
State and local
government
workers
All workers
133,189,200
114,163,700
19,025,500
    Management, professional, and related
41,161,500
30,594,900
10,566,700
        Management, business, and financial
12,096,200
10,524,200
        Professional and related
29,065,400
20,070,700
8,994,700
            Teachers
6,698,400
5,045,200
                Primary, secondary, and special
                 education school teachers
4,466,600
3,738,900
            Registered nurses
3,029,800
    Service
28,598,200
24,593,500
4,004,600
        Protective service
3,265,900
1,394,000
1,871,900
    Sales and office
33,202,200
30,552,300
2,649,900
        Sales and related
12,487,200
12,372,400
        Office and administrative support
20,715,000
18,179,900
2,535,100
    Natural resources, construction, and
     maintenance
10,523,800
9,531,000
992,800
        Construction, extraction, farming,
         fishing, and forestry
5,103,100
4,532,900
        Installation, maintenance, and repair
5,420,700
4,998,100
    Production, transportation, and material
     moving
19,703,600
18,892,100
811,500
        Production
9,428,000
9,318,100
        Transportation and material moving
10,275,600
9,574,000
1The number of workers represented by the survey are rounded to the nearest 100. Estimates of the
number of workers provide a description of the size and composition of the labor force included in the survey.
Estimates are not intended, however, for comparison to other statistical series to measure employment trends
or levels.
2The 2010 Standard Occupational Classification system is used to classify workers.

Note: Because of rounding, sums of individual items may not equal totals. Dashes indicate that no estimates for
this characteristic are provided in this publication.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.