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October 26, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Occupational employment by race and ethnicity, 2011

Percent distribution of employed persons by occupation, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 2011 annual averages
Occupation and sex White Black or African American Asian Hispanic or Latino

Men, 16 years and older

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

17.4 9.7 16.9 7.7

Professional and related occupations

17.6 13.8 32.3 7.9

Service occupations

13.8 22.3 14.2 21.9

Sales and office occupations

16.6 18.0 17.1 14.6

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

17.9 11.6 6.5 26.1

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

16.8 24.6 13.0 21.8

Women, 16 years and older

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

14.7 11.2 15.4 8.9

Professional and related occupations

27.6 22.9 29.0 16.3

Service occupations

19.9 28.0 21.8 31.2

Sales and office occupations

31.8 30.8 26.3 31.8

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

0.9 0.5 0.6 1.8

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

5.1 6.7 6.9 10.1

These data are featured in the TED article, Occupational employment by race and ethnicity, 2011.

 

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