The Occupational Requirements Survey (ORS) is a product of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The ORS provides job-related information regarding physical demands; environmental conditions; education, training, and experience; as well as cognitive and mental requirements for jobs in the U.S. economy.
Interaction with the general public was required for 75.3 percent of civilian workers. In office and administrative support occupations, 86.5 percent of workers were required to interact with the general public and 10.2 percent of workers in production occupations had this requirement.
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