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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Table 2. Employment and percent of total employment for the largest and smallest occupational groups, May 2010
Occupational group Employment Percent of total employment
Largest groups:

Office and administrative support

21,503,800 16.9

Sales and related

13,437,980 10.6

Food preparation and serving related

11,027,340 8.7

Transportation and material moving

8,547,980 6.7

Education, training, and library

8,457,870 6.7


8,236,340 6.5
Smallest groups:

Protective service

3,187,810 2.5

Architecture and engineering

2,305,530 1.8

Community and social service

1,901,180 1.5

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media

1,716,640 1.4

Life, physical, and social science

1,064,510 0.8


992,650 0.8

Note: Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations were excluded because OES does not cover the majority of the agricultural sector.


Last Modified Date: June 20, 2011