Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Economic News Release
PRINT:Print
CPS CPS Program Links

Table 4. Employed persons 18 years and over by occupation, sex, veteran status, and period of service, 2019 annual averages

Table 4. Employed persons 18 years and over by occupation, sex, veteran status, and period of service, 2019 annual averages [Percent distribution]
Occupation and sex Veterans Non-
veterans
Total Gulf War era WW II,
Korean
War, and
Vietnam
era
Other
service
periods
Total Gulf War
era II
Gulf War
era I

TOTAL

Total employed (in thousands)

8,986 5,624 3,345 2,279 1,437 1,925 146,763

Occupation as a percent of total employed

Total employed

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Management, professional, and related occupations

40.4 40.5 38.1 43.9 43.7 37.7 41.2

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

19.5 18.4 17.5 19.7 25.3 18.4 17.2

Professional and related occupations

20.9 22.1 20.6 24.3 18.5 19.2 24.0

Service occupations

13.9 14.7 16.5 12.1 12.0 12.8 16.9

Sales and office occupations

15.6 15.6 16.0 15.0 16.4 15.2 21.4

Sales and related occupations

7.8 7.1 6.9 7.5 10.5 7.9 9.8

Office and administrative support occupations

7.8 8.4 9.1 7.5 5.9 7.3 11.5

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

13.1 13.3 13.4 13.2 11.0 13.8 8.9

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.7 0.5 0.7

Construction and extraction occupations

5.9 5.5 5.4 5.6 6.0 7.3 5.3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

6.6 7.4 7.5 7.1 4.3 6.0 2.9

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

17.1 15.9 16.0 15.9 16.9 20.5 11.6

Production occupations

6.7 6.9 6.9 6.8 4.1 8.3 5.4

Transportation and material moving occupations

10.3 9.0 9.0 9.1 12.8 12.2 6.2

MEN

Total employed (in thousands)

7,926 4,815 2,874 1,941 1,386 1,726 74,655

Occupation as a percent of total employed

Total employed

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Management, professional, and related occupations

38.9 38.5 36.1 42.1 43.3 36.5 37.3

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

19.6 18.3 17.5 19.5 25.4 18.4 18.1

Professional and related occupations

19.3 20.2 18.6 22.6 17.9 18.1 19.2

Service occupations

13.7 14.6 16.6 11.7 11.6 12.7 13.3

Sales and office occupations

14.3 14.1 14.6 13.3 16.5 13.3 15.8

Sales and related occupations

7.8 7.1 6.9 7.3 10.8 7.5 9.6

Office and administrative support occupations

6.5 7.0 7.7 6.1 5.6 5.9 6.1

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

14.6 15.2 15.3 15.2 11.4 15.3 16.5

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.5 1.1

Construction and extraction occupations

6.7 6.3 6.2 6.5 6.2 8.0 10.0

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

7.4 8.4 8.6 8.2 4.5 6.7 5.5

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

18.5 17.6 17.4 17.8 17.2 22.1 17.1

Production occupations

7.3 7.6 7.7 7.5 4.1 8.8 7.4

Transportation and material moving occupations

11.2 9.9 9.7 10.3 13.0 13.3 9.7

WOMEN

Total employed (in thousands)

1,060 810 471 338 51 199 72,107

Occupation as a percent of total employed

Total employed

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Management, professional, and related occupations

51.2 52.0 50.1 54.7 54.3 47.5 45.3

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

18.9 18.9 17.5 20.9 21.4 18.4 16.2

Professional and related occupations

32.3 33.1 32.6 33.8 33.0 29.0 29.1

Service occupations

15.4 15.6 16.4 14.4 20.9 13.4 20.7

Sales and office occupations

25.3 24.4 24.4 24.3 14.7 31.5 27.2

Sales and related occupations

8.1 7.6 6.9 8.7 1.9 11.4 10.1

Office and administrative support occupations

17.2 16.8 17.6 15.7 12.7 20.1 17.1

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

1.7 1.9 2.0 1.8 1.1 1.3 1.0

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.7 0.2 0.4

Construction and extraction occupations

0.7 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.5 1.2 0.4

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

0.9 1.2 1.3 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

6.3 6.2 7.1 4.8 8.9 6.3 5.8

Production occupations

2.7 2.4 2.3 2.7 2.7 3.7 3.3

Transportation and material moving occupations

3.7 3.7 4.9 2.2 6.2 2.7 2.5

NOTE: Veterans are men and women who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and were not on active duty at the time of the survey. Nonveterans never served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. Veterans could have served anywhere in the world during these periods of service: Gulf War era II (September 2001-present), Gulf War era I (August 1990-August 2001), Vietnam era (August 1964-April 1975), Korean War (July 1950-January 1955), World War II (December 1941-December 1946), and other service periods (all other time periods). Veterans are counted in only one period of service, their most recent wartime period. Veterans who served in more than one wartime period are classified in the most recent one. Veterans who served in both a wartime period and any other service period are classified in the wartime period.

Table of Contents

Last Modified Date: April 22, 2020