Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity, 2008

Table 7. Employed persons by industry, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 2008 annual averages
Industry and sex Total White Black or
African American
Asian Hispanic or
Latino ethnicity

Total, 16 years and over (thousands)

145,362 119,126 15,953 6,917 20,346

Percent

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Agriculture, forestry, and fishing

1.5 1.7 0.3 0.4 2.2

Mining

0.6 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.6

Construction

7.5 8.3 3.8 2.6 13.3

Manufacturing

10.9 11.0 9.5 13.5 11.4

Durable goods

7.1 7.2 5.4 9.2 6.2

Nondurable goods

3.9 3.8 4.1 4.3 5.2

Wholesale and retail trade

14.2 14.4 12.9 13.0 13.9

Wholesale trade

2.8 2.9 2.1 2.5 2.9

Retail trade

11.4 11.5 10.8 10.5 11.0

Transportation and utilities

5.3 5.1 7.7 3.9 5.7

Information

2.4 2.4 2.6 2.5 1.6

Financial activities

7.0 7.1 6.3 7.5 5.3

Professional and business services

10.7 10.7 9.1 13.7 10.5

Education and health services

21.6 20.8 27.9 21.8 14.9

Leisure and hospitality

8.8 8.5 8.8 11.4 11.6

Other services

4.8 4.8 4.3 6.0 5.9

Other services, except private households

4.3 4.3 3.8 5.6 4.4

Private households

0.6 0.6 0.5 0.4 1.5

Public administration

4.7 4.4 6.5 3.5 3.1

Men, 16 years and over (thousands)

77,486 64,624 7,398 3,692 12,248

Percent

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Agriculture, forestry, and fishing

2.1 2.4 0.7 0.4 3.0

Mining

0.9 1.0 0.5 0.3 1.0

Construction

12.8 13.8 7.3 4.2 21.2

Manufacturing

14.5 14.6 13.5 16.0 13.2

Durable goods

9.9 10.0 8.2 11.8 7.6

Nondurable goods

4.6 4.6 5.4 4.2 5.6

Wholesale and retail trade

14.6 14.7 14.5 13.3 13.4

Wholesale trade

3.7 3.8 3.3 2.8 3.5

Retail trade

10.9 10.9 11.2 10.5 9.9

Transportation and utilities

7.7 7.3 12.2 5.6 7.5

Information

2.6 2.6 2.9 3.0 1.7

Financial activities

6.0 6.0 5.1 6.9 4.1

Professional and business services

11.6 11.4 10.2 16.7 10.9

Education and health services

10.1 9.5 13.4 13.8 5.8

Leisure and hospitality

8.0 7.6 9.2 11.7 10.6

Other services

4.4 4.3 4.5 4.6 4.9

Other services, except private households

4.3 4.3 4.5 4.5 4.8

Private households

0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2

Public administration

4.8 4.7 5.9 3.5 2.8

Women, 16 years and over (thousands)

67,876 54,501 8,554 3,225 8,098

Percent

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Agriculture, forestry, and fishing

0.8 0.9 0.1 0.3 1.0

Mining

0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1

Construction

1.6 1.7 0.8 0.7 1.3

Manufacturing

6.9 6.8 6.0 10.7 8.8

Durable goods

3.9 3.9 3.0 6.2 4.1

Nondurable goods

3.0 2.9 3.0 4.4 4.7

Wholesale and retail trade

13.6 14.0 11.5 12.7 14.7

Wholesale trade

1.8 1.9 1.1 2.1 2.0

Retail trade

11.9 12.1 10.4 10.5 12.6

Transportation and utilities

2.6 2.5 3.8 2.1 2.9

Information

2.1 2.1 2.3 2.0 1.4

Financial activities

8.3 8.4 7.3 8.1 7.2

Professional and business services

9.7 9.9 8.1 10.4 10.0

Education and health services

34.8 34.3 40.5 30.9 28.7

Leisure and hospitality

9.7 9.6 8.4 11.1 13.0

Other services

5.3 5.4 4.1 7.5 7.3

Other services, except private households

4.2 4.3 3.3 6.9 3.9

Private households

1.1 1.1 0.9 0.7 3.5

Public administration

4.5 4.1 7.0 3.5 3.6

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presentedfor 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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