Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity, 2008

Table 6. Employed persons by detailed occupation, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 2008 annual averages
Occupation Total
(In thousands)
Percent of total employed
White Black or
African American
Asian Hispanic or
Latino ethnicity

Total, 16 years and over

145,362 82.0 11.0 4.8 14.0

Management, professional, and related occupations

52,761 83.6 8.3 6.3 7.1

Management, business, and financial operations

22,059 85.9 7.2 5.2 7.5

Management occupations

15,852 87.3 6.4 4.6 7.3

Chief executives

1,655 90.8 3.9 4.0 4.8

General and operations managers

985 89.2 5.4 4.3 6.2

Legislators

23 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Advertising and promotions managers

77 84.4 7.6 5.8 9.7

Marketing and sales managers

922 89.4 4.9 4.1 6.2

Public relations managers

64 90.6 3.5 (2) 5.4

Administrative services managers

100 86.0 8.9 2.3 5.7

Computer and information systems managers

475 80.0 7.7 10.2 5.3

Financial managers

1,168 85.1 7.9 5.7 8.6

Human resources managers

293 86.3 8.2 4.0 7.3

Industrial production managers

243 89.7 4.9 3.8 9.6

Purchasing managers

193 83.9 12.9 2.5 3.7

Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

239 88.7 7.7 1.7 12.7

Farm, ranch, and other agricultural managers

217 95.9 0.9 1.7 4.6

Farmers and ranchers

751 97.6 1.0 0.7 2.4

Construction managers

1,244 93.3 3.7 1.4 9.1

Education administrators

829 83.7 12.2 2.6 7.6

Engineering managers

109 87.2 1.1 8.0 4.9

Food service managers

1,039 79.0 7.3 11.8 12.9

Funeral directors

45 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Gaming managers

18 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Lodging managers

177 80.8 5.5 12.2 9.1

Medical and health services managers

561 83.8 10.1 4.2 7.3

Natural sciences managers

15 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Postmasters and mail superintendents

41 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Property, real estate, and community association managers

558 87.8 7.7 3.1 8.2

Social and community service managers

338 84.3 10.1 2.2 7.7

Managers, all other

3,473 86.0 6.8 5.3 7.6

Business and financial operations occupations

6,207 82.1 9.4 6.5 7.9

Agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes

50 88.0 5.8 4.8 6.5

Purchasing agents and buyers, farm products

6 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products

191 82.7 7.6 6.1 12.2

Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products

264 87.1 6.7 4.8 11.2

Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators

312 80.4 14.6 3.6 7.6

Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation

179 88.3 7.9 3.1 6.4

Cost estimators

100 98.0 0.7 1.2 5.3

Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists

803 79.2 14.0 3.5 7.9

Logisticians

50 82.0 12.3 5.5 12.2

Management analysts

731 86.6 6.2 5.8 4.6

Meeting and convention planners

55 78.2 14.0 4.1 6.2

Other business operations specialists

254 76.0 12.2 9.2 10.0

Accountants and auditors

1,762 79.9 8.3 10.2 7.6

Appraisers and assessors of real estate

102 90.2 5.2 2.0 7.2

Budget analysts

64 71.9 17.5 8.3 5.0

Credit analysts

20 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Financial analysts

110 80.0 6.0 12.9 9.8

Personal financial advisors

430 86.5 5.9 5.9 6.1

Insurance underwriters

82 79.3 13.3 5.5 7.1

Financial examiners

7 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Loan counselors and officers

392 82.9 10.6 4.4 11.5

Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents

58 72.4 19.7 4.2 4.4

Tax preparers

105 84.8 9.1 5.7 12.6

Financial specialists, all other

78 71.8 20.6 5.3 14.9

Professional and related occupations

30,702 81.9 9.0 7.1 6.7

Computer and mathematical occupations

3,676 74.3 7.2 16.7 5.1

Computer scientists and systems analysts

837 75.0 9.7 13.7 5.3

Computer programmers

534 77.9 5.7 14.1 4.0

Computer software engineers

1,034 64.8 4.7 29.0 3.7

Computer support specialists

382 78.0 11.1 8.2 7.9

Database administrators

93 80.6 6.3 13.5 3.8

Network and computer systems administrators

227 79.7 8.0 9.8 7.4

Network systems and data communications analysts

422 82.0 7.1 9.2 6.4

Actuaries

26 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Mathematicians

3 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Operations research analysts

75 86.7 8.6 4.1 8.3

Statisticians

41 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Miscellaneous mathematical science occupations

3 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Architecture and engineering occupations

2,931 83.5 5.1 9.6 6.7

Architects, except naval

233 88.8 3.3 6.1 8.2

Surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists

49 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Aerospace engineers

137 81.0 6.1 11.1 5.0

Agricultural engineers

3 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Biomedical engineers

9 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Chemical engineers

64 81.2 9.5 8.6 0.5

Civil engineers

346 83.5 3.2 11.2 9.2

Computer hardware engineers

69 65.2 3.0 30.7 4.1

Electrical and electronics engineers

350 81.7 3.0 13.4 5.3

Environmental engineers

37 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Industrial engineers, including health and safety

177 84.7 5.9 7.6 5.2

Marine engineers and naval architects

17 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Materials engineers

40 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Mechanical engineers

318 84.0 4.5 10.6 4.1

Mining and geological engineers, including miningsafety engineers

10 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Nuclear engineers

9 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Petroleum engineers

18 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Engineers, all other

363 82.4 4.7 11.7 4.5

Drafters

162 85.8 3.0 7.2 9.0

Engineering technicians, except drafters

416 81.0 10.9 5.4 10.3

Surveying and mapping technicians

105 94.3 1.5 1.2 8.0

Life, physical, and social science occupations

1,307 78.8 7.1 12.0 4.7

Agricultural and food scientists

38 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Biological scientists

101 79.2 4.2 13.3 3.9

Conservation scientists and foresters

24 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Medical scientists

132 64.4 8.1 24.8 2.7

Astronomers and physicists

19 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Atmospheric and space scientists

10 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Chemists and materials scientists

118 71.2 4.7 22.3 6.9

Environmental scientists and geoscientists

85 91.8 4.0 2.7 4.1

Physical scientists, all other

136 65.4 6.1 27.8 1.7

Economists

19 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Market and survey researchers

134 88.8 5.7 3.3 5.8

Psychologists

176 88.6 7.2 3.1 6.6

Sociologists

2 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Urban and regional planners

32 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Miscellaneous social scientists and related workers

41 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Agricultural and food science technicians

24 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Biological technicians

24 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Chemical technicians

53 75.5 18.0 6.9 7.0

Geological and petroleum technicians

9 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Nuclear technicians

3 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Other life, physical, and social science technicians

129 76.0 12.5 8.5 5.7

Community and social services occupations

2,293 75.9 19.0 2.5 8.9

Counselors

674 73.4 20.5 2.2 8.9

Social workers

729 70.5 24.5 2.9 10.0

Miscellaneous community and social service specialists

303 72.9 20.9 2.6 14.5

Clergy

441 86.4 10.2 2.7 3.6

Directors, religious activities and education

50 96.0 1.7 0.8 4.5

Religious workers, all other

95 87.4 10.1 0.8 11.0

Legal occupations

1,671 88.6 7.0 2.8 6.6

Lawyers

1,014 91.4 4.6 2.9 3.8

Judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers

54 92.6 6.8 0.3 3.2

Paralegals and legal assistants

346 83.5 11.6 2.2 10.3

Miscellaneous legal support workers

257 84.0 10.0 3.9 13.3

Education, training, and library occupations

8,605 85.3 9.2 3.8 7.5

Postsecondary teachers

1,218 81.1 5.2 11.9 4.0

Preschool and kindergarten teachers

685 83.1 11.7 3.5 9.8

Elementary and middle school teachers

2,958 86.4 9.9 2.2 6.8

Secondary school teachers

1,210 89.5 7.2 1.8 6.5

Special education teachers

387 89.4 8.0 1.3 3.7

Other teachers and instructors

751 83.6 9.3 3.8 8.2

Archivists, curators, and museum technicians

35 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Librarians

197 89.3 6.7 3.5 3.7

Library technicians

44 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Teacher assistants

1,020 81.3 13.9 2.8 15.0

Other education, training, and library workers

101 89.1 6.1 3.6 5.5

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

2,820 87.4 6.1 4.1 8.3

Artists and related workers

213 92.0 2.0 3.7 5.4

Designers

834 87.1 5.6 6.1 8.2

Actors

30 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Producers and directors

154 84.4 8.9 4.0 7.3

Athletes, coaches, umpires, and related workers

252 84.5 10.3 2.3 8.3

Dancers and choreographers

25 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Musicians, singers, and related workers

186 85.5 9.7 1.6 10.8

Entertainers and performers, sports and related workers, all other

39 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Announcers

41 (1) (1) (1) (1)

News analysts, reporters and correspondents

94 92.6 2.1 3.9 2.9

Public relations specialists

135 90.4 5.1 1.7 7.3

Editors

171 92.4 3.5 2.5 2.2

Technical writers

47 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Writers and authors

186 93.0 4.1 1.1 3.3

Miscellaneous media and communication workers

83 77.1 6.1 12.1 27.4

Broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators

98 79.6 11.0 5.9 12.9

Photographers

181 89.5 4.3 3.9 10.1

Television, video, and motion picture camera operators and editors

50 94.0 5.2 0.1 12.8

Media and communication equipment workers, all other

1 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations

7,399 80.0 10.2 8.0 5.9

Chiropractors

60 96.7 1.8 0.3 4.7

Dentists

152 82.9 3.3 12.0 5.2

Dietitians and nutritionists

100 75.0 20.3 3.7 7.1

Optometrists

37 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Pharmacists

243 76.1 8.7 12.6 2.5

Physicians and surgeons

877 75.8 6.2 16.6 5.8

Physician assistants

99 87.9 6.6 5.2 9.3

Podiatrists

12 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Registered nurses

2,778 80.5 10.0 7.8 4.7

Audiologists

12 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Occupational therapists

87 93.1 1.2 6.3 5.5

Physical therapists

197 82.2 3.9 13.0 3.5

Radiation therapists

20 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Recreational therapists

17 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Respiratory therapists

109 81.7 10.4 4.6 7.4

Speech-language pathologists

133 91.7 2.3 4.8 6.2

Therapists, all other

107 82.2 14.7 2.6 3.7

Veterinarians

56 92.9 4.0 3.7 4.1

Health diagnosing and treating practitioners, all other

20 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Clinical laboratory technologists and technicians

351 74.4 14.6 8.8 9.0

Dental hygienists

143 91.6 4.1 2.0 5.3

Diagnostic related technologists and technicians

298 84.2 8.8 5.3 5.0

Emergency medical technicians and paramedics

138 90.6 4.7 0.1 6.6

Health diagnosing and treating practitioner support technicians

447 81.2 10.8 5.2 10.8

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

566 71.9 22.1 3.6 7.1

Medical records and health information technicians

98 80.6 13.9 4.0 9.9

Opticians, dispensing

50 92.0 7.5 0.3 8.4

Miscellaneous health technologists and technicians

139 66.2 23.3 8.4 5.5

Other healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

52 82.7 5.6 6.5 8.0

Service occupations

24,451 76.4 15.9 4.6 20.2

Healthcare support occupations

3,212 67.1 25.8 4.2 13.6

Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides

1,889 58.4 34.5 4.3 13.1

Occupational therapist assistants and aides

7 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Physical therapist assistants and aides

75 86.7 8.4 4.0 8.0

Massage therapists

147 81.0 7.0 8.0 7.4

Dental assistants

263 88.6 6.9 2.0 17.3

Medical assistants and other healthcare support occupations

831 75.6 16.9 4.2 15.3

Protective service occupations

3,047 76.5 19.1 1.8 10.9

First-line supervisors/managers of correctional officers

42 (1) (1) (1) (1)

First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives

117 83.8 12.5 2.9 6.1

First-line supervisors/managers of fire fighting and prevention workers

54 88.9 5.8 1.3 9.5

Supervisors, protective service workers, all other

102 79.4 14.5 2.2 12.2

Fire fighters

293 88.4 8.2 0.3 9.4

Fire inspectors

27 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Bailiffs, correctional officers, and jailers

403 74.4 22.0 0.6 10.4

Detectives and criminal investigators

139 84.9 10.6 2.3 9.5

Fish and game wardens

4 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Parking enforcement workers

6 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Police and sheriff’s patrol officers

674 82.2 13.6 1.8 11.6

Transit and railroad police

5 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Animal control workers

9 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Private detectives and investigators

89 82.0 13.8 0.8 6.5

Security guards and gaming surveillance officers

867 63.1 31.0 3.0 12.4

Crossing guards

68 64.7 29.9 0.4 16.4

Lifeguards and other protective service workers

148 93.2 5.7 0.8 9.6

Food preparation and serving related occupations

7,824 79.2 12.1 5.4 21.0

Chefs and head cooks

351 73.2 10.3 14.1 22.7

First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers

635 79.7 14.4 3.8 14.1

Cooks

1,997 73.5 18.1 5.0 30.2

Food preparation workers

724 80.2 9.8 6.6 24.6

Bartenders

365 91.2 3.5 2.3 9.6

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

323 77.7 15.6 2.0 17.2

Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop

323 78.9 12.2 4.5 15.4

Waiters and waitresses\

2,010 83.2 7.3 6.2 14.6

Food servers, nonrestaurant

187 71.1 20.5 6.5 18.0

Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers

349 77.9 13.1 5.6 26.9

Dishwashers

289 80.6 12.0 3.4 35.7

Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop

263 88.6 6.2 3.0 11.6

Food preparation and serving related workers, all other

7 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

5,445 78.9 15.0 2.8 33.4

First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping janitorial workers

296 79.1 18.6 1.1 23.7

First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers

258 93.4 4.5 0.6 16.8

Janitors and building cleaners

2,125 74.3 18.4 3.4 28.2

Maids and housekeeping cleaners

1,434 75.2 18.1 3.7 40.5

Pest control workers

71 85.9 6.1 2.8 15.3

Grounds maintenance workers

1,262 87.3 7.7 1.6 41.0

Personal care and service occupations

4,923 75.2 14.7 7.4 14.2

First-line supervisors/managers of gaming workers

155 87.7 7.2 3.2 10.3

First-line supervisors/managers of personal service workers

174 74.7 11.1 13.8 7.5

Animal trainers

40 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Nonfarm animal caretakers

157 91.7 2.9 1.9 12.3

Gaming services workers

111 60.4 13.1 21.8 3.5

Motion picture projectionists

7 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers

42 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Miscellaneous entertainment attendants and related workers

166 85.5 7.1 2.7 11.3

Funeral service workers

13 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Barbers

87 59.8 33.3 4.1 20.2

Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists

773 80.1 11.3 6.5 11.0

Miscellaneous personal appearance workers

229 37.6 4.4 55.0 6.3

Baggage porters, bellhops, and concierges

72 63.9 23.9 8.1 19.9

Tour and travel guides

35 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Transportation attendants

139 76.3 16.8 3.3 13.1

Child care workers

1,314 77.8 17.4 2.7 20.0

Personal and home care aides

871 67.6 21.8 6.7 17.4

Recreation and fitness workers

353 84.4 9.6 3.3 9.5

Residential advisors

70 70.0 28.1 0.1 4.7

Personal care and service workers, all other

114 81.6 11.3 3.7 12.3

Sales and office occupations

35,544 82.0 11.5 4.2 12.3

Sales and related occupations

16,295 83.4 9.7 4.7 11.7

First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers

3,471 85.9 7.3 5.2 10.4

First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers

1,287 86.2 6.9 4.9 11.0

Cashiers

3,031 73.8 16.3 6.4 16.6

Counter and rental clerks

161 73.3 14.8 7.9 13.7

Parts salespersons

119 88.2 7.5 1.7 14.7

Retail salespersons

3,416 83.1 10.7 4.1 12.3

Advertising sales agents

216 85.6 10.3 2.2 8.4

Insurance sales agents

573 88.1 7.6 2.7 9.4

Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents

388 86.3 7.2 5.1 9.2

Travel agents

98 78.6 9.8 10.3 6.4

Sales representatives, services, all other

521 84.5 8.9 4.5 8.8

Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing

1,343 91.0 3.9 3.8 8.6

Models, demonstrators, and product promoters

74 83.8 8.0 6.7 6.6

Real estate brokers and sales agents

962 87.8 7.2 3.5 8.6

Sales engineers

40 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Telemarketers

139 71.2 23.6 0.7 16.6

Door-to-door sales workers, news and street vendors, and related workers

243 84.0 9.5 3.7 14.4

Sales and related workers, all other

212 92.5 4.8 1.2 7.4

Office and administrative support occupations

19,249 80.9 13.0 3.7 12.8

First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers

1,641 84.2 10.4 3.4 10.5

Switchboard operators, including answering service

49 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Telephone operators

48 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Communications equipment operators, all other

11 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Bill and account collectors

232 74.6 20.0 2.2 18.2

Billing and posting clerks and machine operators

516 80.8 13.5 3.6 12.6

Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks

1,434 86.9 6.9 4.4 8.0

Gaming cage workers

16 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Payroll and timekeeping clerks

158 82.9 11.8 4.1 10.8

Procurement clerks

26 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Tellers

466 79.0 12.3 6.1 15.8

Brokerage clerks

5 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Correspondence clerks

7 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Court, municipal, and license clerks

100 81.0 11.1 3.7 10.5

Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks

64 81.2 12.7 1.4 12.1

Customer service representatives

1,908 75.5 18.3 3.7 14.5

Eligibility interviewers, government programs

63 68.3 22.1 6.5 23.7

File clerks

364 78.0 15.5 4.4 12.0

Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks

120 70.0 19.1 3.9 9.6

Interviewers, except eligibility and loan

146 77.4 18.4 1.9 17.7

Library assistants, clerical

107 84.1 8.9 4.5 5.7

Loan interviewers and clerks

122 88.5 7.1 2.4 18.3

New accounts clerks

23 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Order clerks

112 85.7 11.8 1.5 18.0

Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping

52 78.8 15.3 5.7 10.0

Receptionists and information clerks

1,413 84.3 9.8 3.8 15.2

Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks

136 75.0 14.3 6.5 14.8

Information and record clerks, all other

107 78.5 15.5 4.1 11.7

Cargo and freight agents

19 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Couriers and messengers

261 82.4 13.9 1.7 21.1

Dispatchers

286 79.0 15.9 1.9 11.8

Meter readers, utilities

45 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Postal service clerks

167 60.5 27.0 8.5 10.5

Postal service mail carriers

373 77.5 14.5 6.4 9.8

Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators

90 53.3 34.1 10.9 11.4

Production, planning, and expediting clerks

269 84.4 8.9 3.7 7.3

Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks

543 81.8 11.6 2.8 20.2

Stock clerks and order fillers

1,481 76.0 16.8 3.6 18.6

Weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers, recordkeeping

63 81.0 13.6 5.2 17.8

Secretaries and administrative assistants

3,296 87.5 8.1 2.3 9.6

Computer operators

134 73.1 19.9 4.3 5.1

Data entry keyers

415 75.9 17.6 5.2 12.9

Word processors and typists

149 77.2 17.3 3.6 13.1

Desktop publishers

4 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Insurance claims and policy processing clerks

275 75.3 19.4 2.8 12.2

Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service

123 69.1 20.8 7.1 12.9

Office clerks, general

1,176 77.9 15.4 4.7 14.1

Office machine operators, except computer

43 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Proofreaders and copy markers

13 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Statistical assistants

19 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Office and administrative support workers, all other

558 79.9 13.1 4.8 9.6

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

14,806 88.3 6.9 1.9 25.0

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

988 88.9 4.5 1.7 39.3

First-line supervisors/managers of farming, fishing, and forestry workers

48 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Agricultural inspectors

24 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Animal breeders

12 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Graders and sorters, agricultural products

63 74.6 13.6 4.0 59.3

Miscellaneous agricultural workers

723 90.2 3.5 1.5 45.1

Fishers and related fishing workers

36 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Hunters and trappers

1 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Forest and conservation workers

8 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Logging workers

73 87.7 5.9 (2) 12.3

Construction and extraction occupations

8,667 89.4 6.3 1.4 29.6

First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers

844 94.2 3.0 1.2 16.1

Boilermakers

22 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons

230 87.8 7.4 1.2 39.9

Carpenters

1,562 89.5 6.0 1.3 25.7

Carpet, floor, and tile installers and finishers

224 96.0 1.9 1.0 42.7

Cement masons, concrete finishers, and terrazzo workers

90 84.4 7.4 0.1 57.7

Construction laborers

1,651 87.5 7.7 1.9 44.1

Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators

24 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Pile-driver operators

3 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

398 91.7 5.1 0.5 17.4

Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, and tapers

209 92.8 3.6 0.4 56.9

Electricians

874 89.2 5.9 2.7 16.2

Glaziers

49 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Insulation workers

38 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Painters, construction and maintenance

647 86.4 7.3 2.2 40.1

Paperhangers

8 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

606 90.1 6.4 0.6 19.5

Plasterers and stucco masons

46 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Reinforcing iron and rebar workers

15 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Roofers

234 85.5 8.4 0.4 42.9

Sheet metal workers

136 89.0 6.2 1.2 11.8

Structural iron and steel workers

77 93.5 2.2 0.3 14.4

Helpers, construction trades

113 80.5 18.1 0.3 41.3

Construction and building inspectors

93 87.1 9.2 1.6 5.4

Elevator installers and repairers

38 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Fence erectors

38 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Hazardous materials removal workers

23 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Highway maintenance workers

103 80.6 17.2 (2) 10.2

Rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators

15 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners

11 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Miscellaneous construction and related workers

38 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining

40 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Earth drillers, except oil and gas

35 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters

11 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Mining machine operators

51 92.2 3.3 5.6 21.2

Roof bolters, mining

4 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Roustabouts, oil and gas

7 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Helpers—extraction workers

7 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Other extraction workers

55 90.9 3.5 1.0 33.5

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

5,152 86.4 8.5 2.8 14.5

First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers

300 89.3 6.7 1.0 8.7

Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers

335 80.3 10.8 7.5 13.0

Radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers

200 79.5 13.7 4.4 11.8

Avionics technicians

18 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Electric motor, power tool, and related repairers

24 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Electrical and electronics installers and repairers, transportation equipment

3 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Electrical and electronics repairers, industrial and utility

18 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles

27 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers

75 73.3 13.5 8.0 16.2

Security and fire alarm systems installers

62 87.1 8.2 2.2 16.8

Aircraft mechanics and service technicians

153 85.0 5.5 6.4 13.8

Automotive body and related repairers

157 93.0 5.2 0.7 27.2

Automotive glass installers and repairers

28 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

852 88.5 6.5 2.9 19.7

Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists.

358 87.7 7.5 1.7 11.6

Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians and mechanics

217 92.6 5.0 0.4 10.5

Small engine mechanics

64 90.6 6.0 (2) 10.9

Miscellaneous vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers

86 86.0 7.6 0.4 22.0

Control and valve installers and repairers

21 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers

397 86.6 8.6 2.2 13.2

Home appliance repairers

51 80.4 10.2 5.7 10.7

Industrial and refractory machinery mechanics

439 86.1 8.8 3.0 13.0

Maintenance and repair workers, general

461 84.8 10.2 2.4 13.7

Maintenance workers, machinery

39 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Millwrights

60 91.7 4.4 1.6 5.9

Electrical power-line installers and repairers

109 89.9 8.7 0.3 8.9

Telecommunications line installers and repairers

204 81.4 16.2 1.1 15.0

Precision instrument and equipment repairers

58 91.4 4.8 3.5 12.4

Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers

41 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Commercial divers

3 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Locksmiths and safe repairers

31 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Manufactured building and mobile home installers

12 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Riggers

8 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Signal and track switch repairers

5 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Helpers—installation, maintenance, and repair workers

23 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Other installation, maintenance, and repair workers

213 86.9 7.9 2.4 18.5

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

17,800 79.3 14.5 3.8 20.4

Production occupations

8,973 80.4 12.2 5.2 21.1

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

874 84.2 9.5 5.0 14.9

Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers

18 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Electrical, electronics, and electromechanical assemblers

203 66.5 12.2 17.5 19.4

Engine and other machine assemblers

13 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Structural metal fabricators and fitters

36 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Miscellaneous assemblers and fabricators

1,050 76.4 15.3 5.9 19.8

Bakers

194 81.4 12.1 5.0 28.9

Butchers and other meat, poultry, and fish processing workers

309 75.7 14.6 6.7 38.4

Food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders

11 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Food batchmakers

73 79.5 11.7 6.2 29.0

Food cooking machine operators and tenders

7 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Computer control programmers and operators

68 91.2 3.9 1.6 6.8

Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

9 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Forging machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

9 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Rolling machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

12 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

105 84.8 9.1 4.0 22.0

Drilling and boring machine tool setters, operator, and tenders, metal and plastic

4 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

50 86.0 6.6 5.8 19.6

Lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

20 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Milling and planning machine setters, operators, andtenders, metal and plastic

8 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Machinists

409 86.6 7.0 4.2 12.1

Metal furnace and kiln operators and tenders

24 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Model makers and patternmakers, metal and plastic

10 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Molders and molding machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

58 86.2 12.2 1.3 22.2

Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

4 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Tool and die makers

71 94.4 0.9 1.2 5.9

Welding, soldering, and brazing workers

598 85.5 8.7 3.7 21.0

Heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

11 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Lay-out workers, metal and plastic

9 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

13 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners

7 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Metalworkers and plastic workers, all other

349 83.1 10.0 5.5 24.4

Bookbinders and bindery workers

36 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Job printers

47 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Prepress technicians and workers

44 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Printing machine operators

213 86.9 9.1 2.9 20.5

Laundry and dry-cleaning workers

239 66.9 22.4 7.7 29.3

Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials

57 68.4 19.7 10.0 41.0

Sewing machine operators

226 73.9 9.4 14.1 36.8

Shoe and leather workers and repairers

8 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Shoe machine operators and tenders

6 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Tailors, dressmakers, and sewers

71 80.3 6.1 12.2 24.4

Textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders

3 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders

6 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders

5 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Textile winding, twisting, and drawing out machine setters, operators, and tenders

17 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Extruding and forming machine setters, operator, and tenders, synthetic and glass fibers

2 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Fabric and apparel patternmakers

2 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Upholsterers

56 69.6 27.2 0.4 42.1

Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers, all other

21 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters

85 89.4 2.8 5.7 13.0

Furniture finishers

19 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Model makers and patternmakers, wood

0 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood

44 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing

22 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Woodworkers, all other

37 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Power plant operators, distributors, and dispatchers

55 92.7 2.0 (2) 10.5

Stationary engineers and boiler operators

101 82.2 13.1 2.4 7.2

Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators

71 84.5 12.3 (2) 7.0

Miscellaneous plant and system operators

34 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Chemical processing machine setters, operators, and tenders

52 78.8 16.2 4.4 13.2

Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, and blending workers

108 80.6 14.5 1.4 20.6

Cutting workers

80 83.8 8.0 5.1 27.4

Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders

29 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, and kettle operators and tenders

16 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

751 78.3 13.4 5.8 14.2

Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers

59 79.7 1.6 6.8 16.7

Medical, dental, and ophthalmic laboratory technicians

95 86.3 6.2 6.9 13.8

Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders

261 76.6 15.0 5.0 42.5

Painting workers

183 80.9 13.2 1.1 26.2

Photographic process workers and processing machine operators

53 79.2 8.1 12.7 11.8

Semiconductor processors

7 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Cementing and gluing machine operators and tenders

11 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Cleaning, washing, and metal pickling equipment operators and tenders

10 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Cooling and freezing equipment operators and tenders

2 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Etchers and engravers

7 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic

38 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders

42 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Tire builders

14 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Helpers—production workers

34 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Production workers, all other

958 78.7 16.4 2.8 23.9

Transportation and material moving occupations

8,827 78.3 16.9 2.5 19.7

Supervisors, transportation and material moving workers

208 78.8 14.4 5.5 12.0

Aircraft pilots and flight engineers

141 94.3 1.8 2.4 2.5

Air traffic controllers and airfield operations specialists

27 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians

16 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Bus drivers

651 65.4 30.4 1.8 12.2

Driver/sales workers and truck drivers

3,388 82.2 14.3 1.5 17.8

Taxi drivers and chauffeurs

373 61.4 26.3 10.5 18.9

Motor vehicle operators, all other .

66 71.2 24.0 2.1 15.2

Locomotive engineers and operators

58 84.5 14.5 (2) 6.0

Railroad brake, signal, and switch operators

5 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Railroad conductors and yardmasters

53 88.7 8.8 2.9 5.4

Subway, streetcar, and other rail transportation workers.

18 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Sailors and marine oilers

18 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Ship and boat captains and operators

39 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Ship engineers

5 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Bridge and lock tenders

7 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Parking lot attendants

83 72.3 15.7 8.7 27.3

Service station attendants

87 80.5 10.3 4.4 12.4

Transportation inspectors

51 68.6 21.5 6.5 9.2

Other transportation workers

19 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Conveyor operators and tenders

5 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Crane and tower operators

69 85.5 13.9 (2) 10.6

Dredge, excavating, and loading machine operators

60 88.3 4.5 (2) 15.7

Hoist and winch operators

5 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Industrial truck and tractor operators

568 72.7 23.4 1.5 26.7

Cleaners of vehicles and equipment

317 79.2 17.4 0.9 28.8

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

1,889 78.8 15.9 2.4 21.2

Machine feeders and offbearers

34 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Packers and packagers, hand

391 76.5 15.3 4.6 43.7

Pumping station operators

25 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Refuse and recyclable material collectors

98 75.5 16.4 2.4 31.1

Shuttle car operators

5 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Tank car, truck, and ship loaders

2 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Material moving workers, all other

48 (1) (1) (1) (1)

Footnotes:
(1) Percents are not shown where base is less than 50,000.
(2) Indicates no data or data that did not meet publication criteria.

NOTE: Dashes indicate no data or data that do not meet publication criteria. Estimates for the above race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race.

SOURCE: Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Last Modified Date: December 4, 2009

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