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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Table 1. Distribution of employment in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, by occupational group, May 2009
Occupational group Employment in metropolitan areas Percent of total metropolitan area employment Employment in nonmetropolitan areas Percent of total nonmetropolitan area employment

Management

5,409,080 4.8 665,420 3.8

Business and financial operations

5,571,050 5.0 444,650 2.5

Computer and mathematical science

3,127,800 2.8 141,120 0.8

Architecture and engineering

2,188,030 2.0 210,210 1.2

Life, physical, and social science

1,163,350 1.0 137,410 0.8

Community and social services

1,602,600 1.4 285,120 1.6

Legal

929,450 0.8 65,620 0.4

Education, training, and library

7,156,560 6.4 1,327,510 7.5

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media

1,578,230 1.4 144,430 0.8

Healthcare practitioner and technical

6,216,320 5.5 960,700 5.5

Healthcare support

3,256,800 2.9 616,760 3.5

Protective service

2,694,310 2.4 461,410 2.6

Food preparation and serving related

9,564,820 8.5 1,619,500 9.2

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance

3,623,410 3.2 613,520 3.5

Personal care and service

3,022,620 2.7 423,560 2.4

Sales and related

11,866,960 10.6 1,730,730 9.8

Office and administrative support

19,534,520 17.4 2,638,180 15.0

Farming, fishing, and forestry

307,680 0.3 107,240 0.6

Construction and extraction

4,764,830 4.3 917,620 5.2

Installation, maintenance, and repair

4,236,510 3.8 819,990 4.7

Production

7,014,070 6.3 1,868,620 10.6

Transportation and material moving

7,274,100 6.5 1,387,830 7.9

Total, all occupations

112,103,080 17,587,140

Note: occupational group estimates may not sum to all-occupations totals due to rounding.

 

Last Modified Date: December 14, 2010