Appendix table 2. Number of workers represented,1 March 2017
Occupational group2 Civilian workers Private industry
workers
State and local
government
workers
All workers
135,130,100
115,818,600
19,311,400
    Management, professional, and related
41,997,200
30,926,300
11,070,900
        Management, business, and financial
12,124,700
10,499,300
        Professional and related
29,872,400
20,427,000
9,445,400
            Teachers
6,873,700
5,126,600
                Primary, secondary, and special
                 education school teachers
4,696,300
3,934,100
            Registered nurses
3,141,400
    Service
29,105,500
25,183,000
3,922,400
        Protective service
3,247,200
1,391,000
1,856,200
    Sales and office
33,398,500
30,687,000
2,711,500
        Sales and related
12,452,600
12,366,800
        Office and administrative support
20,945,800
18,320,200
2,625,700
    Natural resources, construction, and
     maintenance
10,590,600
9,742,500
848,100
        Construction, extraction, farming,
         fishing, and forestry
5,124,400
4,641,700
        Installation, maintenance, and repair
5,466,200
5,100,800
    Production, transportation, and material
     moving
20,038,400
19,279,900
758,500
        Production
9,640,600
9,519,300
        Transportation and material moving
10,397,800
9,760,500
1The numbers 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.