Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook (2009 Edition)

Table 12. Employed women by occupation, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 2008 annual averages (Percent distribution)
Occupation White Black or African American Asian Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Total, 16 years and over (thousands)

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

Percent

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Management, professional, and related occupations

40.6 31.3 46.0 23.5

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

14.3 10.4 16.4 8.8

Professional and related occupations

26.3 20.9 29.7 14.7

Service occupations

19.3 28.2 19.4 31.3

Sales and office occupations

33.7 31.9 26.1 32.9

Sales and related occupations

12.0 11.1 11.4 12.1

Office and administrative support occupations

21.7 20.7 14.7 20.7

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

0.9 0.7 0.6 1.7

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

0.3 0.1 0.2 0.9

Construction and extraction occupations

0.3 0.3 0.1 0.4

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

5.4 7.9 7.8 10.6

Production occupations

3.6 4.8 6.6 7.4

Transportation and material moving occupations

1.8 3.1 1.2 3.2

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

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