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May 1, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Women as a percent of total employed in selected occupations, 2011

In 2011, women accounted for 47 percent of all employed persons 16 years of age and older. The share of women in specific occupations varied.

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Women as a percent of total employed in selected occupations, 2011


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Fourteen percent of architects and engineers and 34 percent of physicians and surgeons were women, whereas 61 percent of accountants and auditors and 82 percent of elementary and middle school teachers were women.

These data are from the Current Population Survey (CPS), annual averages, Table 11. Employed persons by detailed occupation, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity (PDF). To learn more about women's employment, see Women in the Labor Force: A Databook (2011 Edition), BLS Report 1034, December 2011.

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