Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

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

Table 14. Employed persons by detailed industry and sex, 2008 annual averages
Industry Total employed Percent women

Total, 16 years and over

145,362 46.7

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

2,168 23.9

Crop production

954 22.3

Animal production

864 25.5

Forestry, except logging

59 35.2

Logging

86 4.4

Fishing, hunting, and trapping

53 11.7

Support activities for agriculture and forestry

152 35.8

Mining

819 12.9

Oil and gas extraction

76 17.5

Coal mining

100 7.2

Metal ore mining

36 -

Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying

101 14.4

Not specified type of mining

7 -

Support activities for mining

498 13.0

Construction

10,974 9.7

Manufacturing

15,904 29.3

Durable goods

10,273 25.5

Nonmetallic mineral products

521 17.8

Pottery, ceramics, and related product manufacturing

24 -

Structural clay product manufacturing

45 -

Glass and glass products

162 27.7

Cement, concrete, lime, and gypsum products

205 7.5

Miscellaneous nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

85 16.4

Primary metals and fabricated metal products

1,798 16.9

Iron and steel mills and steel products

317 12.3

Aluminum production and processing

75 13.1

Nonferrous metal, except aluminum, production and processing

62 20.6

Foundries

80 13.6

Metal forgings and stampings

49 -

Cutlery and hand tools

47 -

Structural metals and tanks and shipping containers

403 15.9

Machine shops; turned products; screws, nuts, and bolts

300 13.9

Coating, engraving, heat treating and allied activities

85 17.1

Ordnance

38 -

Miscellaneous fabricated metal product manufacturing

332 23.4

Not specified metal industries

9 -

Machinery manufacturing

1,308 22.2

Agricultural implements

107 19.8

Construction, mining, and oil field machinery

149 16.3

Commercial and service industry machinery

107 38.6

Metalworking machinery

166 17.9

Engines, turbines, and power transmission equipment

60 29.0

Machinery manufacturing, n.e.c

706 22.0

Not specified machinery manufacturing

12 -

Computers and electronic products

1,467 32.7

Computer and peripheral equipment

345 28.8

Communications, audio, and video equipment

190 31.2

Navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments

214 32.8

Electronic component and product manufacturing, n.e.c

718 35.0

Electrical equipment and appliances

492 32.8

Household appliances

84 32.2

Electrical lighting, equipment, and supplies manufacturing, n.e.c

408 32.9

Transportation equipment

2,333 22.8

Motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment

1,241 25.1

Aircraft and parts

432 21.8

Aerospace products and parts

428 20.7

Railroad rolling stock manufacturing

21 -

Ship and boat building

166 16.4

Other transportation equipment manufacturing

45 -

Wood products

481 19.0

Sawmills and wood preservation

132 11.2

Veneer, plywood, and engineered wood products

48 -

Prefabricated wood buildings and mobile homes

48 -

Miscellaneous wood products

253 23.7

Furniture and related products manufacturing

582 28.1

Miscellaneous manufacturing

1,291 39.3

Medical equipment and supplies manufacturing

547 42.5

Toys, amusement, and sporting goods manufacturing

147 32.1

Miscellaneous manufacturing, n.e.c

428 37.6

Not specified manufacturing industries

169 39.7

Nondurable goods

5,631 36.1

Food manufacturing

1,575 37.0

Animal food, grain, and oilseed milling

148 26.3

Sugar and confectionery products

82 45.6

Fruit and vegetable preserving and specialty foods

171 31.5

Dairy products

138 26.2

Animal slaughtering and processing

488 35.4

Retail bakeries

151 63.0

Bakeries, except retail

209 38.0

Seafood and other miscellaneous foods, n.e.c

171 38.3

Not specified food industries

17 -

Beverages and tobacco products

257 27.2

Beverages manufacturing

230 25.6

Tobacco manufacturing

27 -

Textiles, apparel, and leather

700 55.5

Fiber, yarn, and thread mills

18 -

Fabric mills, except knitting

136 42.5

Textile and fabric finishing and coating mills

19 -

Carpet and rug mills

51 38.3

Textile product mills, except carpets and rugs

92 51.2

Knitting mills

15 -

Cut and sew apparel

293 63.7

Apparel accessories and other apparel manufacturing

10 -

Footwear manufacturing

39 -

Leather tanning and products, except footwear manufacturing

27 -

Paper and printing

1,087 32.5

Pulp, paper, and paperboard mills

214 21.5

Paperboard containers and boxes

118 27.9

Miscellaneous paper and pulp products

77 35.9

Printing and related support activities

678 36.4

Petroleum and coal products

169 21.1

Petroleum refining

145 21.6

Miscellaneous petroleum and coal products

24 -

Chemicals

1,293 34.7

Resins, synthetic rubber and fibers, and filaments

165 29.6

Agricultural chemical manufacturing

28 -

Pharmaceuticals and medicines

457 46.4

Paints, coatings, and adhesives

71 19.0

Soaps, cleaning compounds, and cosmetics

146 51.6

Industrial and miscellaneous chemicals

425 22.5

Plastics and rubber products

550 27.5

Plastics product manufacturing

389 28.8

Tire manufacturing

70 14.4

Rubber product, except tire, manufacturing

92 31.9

Wholesale and retail trade

20,585 45.0

Wholesale trade

4,052 29.5

Motor vehicles, parts and supplies, merchant wholesalers

216 27.6

Furniture and home furnishings, merchant wholesalers

90 40.0

Lumber and other construction materials, merchant wholesalers

230 21.0

Professional and commercial equipment and supplies, merchant wholesalers

351 37.4

Metals and minerals, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers

66 22.7

Electrical goods, merchant wholesalers

224 26.4

Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment, and supplies, merchant wholesalers

172 28.4

Machinery, equipment, and supplies, merchant wholesalers

424 25.1

Recyclable materials, merchant wholesalers

122 10.1

Miscellaneous durable goods, merchant wholesalers

123 38.2

Paper and paper products, merchant wholesalers

82 46.0

Drugs, sundries, and chemical and allied products, merchant wholesalers

255 40.2

Apparel, fabrics, and notions, merchant wholesalers

128 44.0

Groceries and related products, merchant wholesalers

829 23.7

Farm product raw materials, merchant wholesalers

68 23.8

Petroleum and petroleum products, merchant wholesalers

144 33.9

Alcoholic beverages, merchant wholesalers

149 17.0

Farm supplies, merchant wholesalers

37 -

Miscellaneous nondurable goods, merchant wholesalers

198 41.2

Wholesale electronic markets, agents and brokers

74 47.3

Not specified wholesale trade

70 36.2

Retail trade

16,533 48.8

Automobile dealers

1,350 19.8

Other motor vehicle dealers

175 21.5

Auto parts, accessories, and tire stores

507 16.9

Furniture and home furnishings stores

655 42.5

Household appliance stores

85 30.9

Radio, TV, and computer stores

629 31.7

Building material and supplies dealers

960 28.2

Hardware stores

222 32.9

Lawn and garden equipment and supplies stores

279 31.8

Grocery stores

2,644 50.0

Specialty food stores

254 43.9

Beer, wine, and liquor stores

144 34.2

Pharmacies and drug stores

859 64.8

Health and personal care, except drug, stores

320 65.2

Gasoline stations

507 50.2

Clothing and accessories, except shoe, stores

965 74.9

Shoe stores

137 60.3

Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores

247 65.7

Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores

470 44.5

Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores

76 74.7

Music stores

80 36.5

Book stores and news dealers

190 65.3

Department stores and discount stores

2,298 61.9

Miscellaneous general merchandise stores

491 56.1

Retail florists

145 73.4

Office supplies and stationery stores

163 38.1

Used merchandise stores

195 62.0

Gift, novelty, and souvenir shops

189 80.0

Miscellaneous retail stores

412 57.5

Electronic shopping

92 47.8

Electronic auctions

27 -

Mail order houses

96 65.5

Vending machine operators

62 22.1

Fuel dealers

114 24.6

Other direct selling establishments

230 70.0

Not specified retail trade

263 56.4

Transportation and utilities

7,727 23.1

Transportation and warehousing

6,501 23.8

Air transportation

569 34.6

Rail transportation

284 5.9

Water transportation

76 30.9

Truck transportation

1,994 14.0

Bus service and urban transit

574 38.9

Taxi and limousine service

275 11.6

Pipeline transportation

35 -

Scenic and sightseeing transportation

34 -

Services incidental to transportation

733 26.5

Postal Service

831 39.3

Couriers and messengers

710 19.9

Warehousing and storage

385 25.1

Utilities

1,225 19.5

Electric power generation, transmission, and distribution

622 17.9

Natural gas distribution

126 20.1

Electric and gas, and other combinations

84 26.4

Water, steam, air-conditioning, and irrigation systems

259 20.9

Sewage treatment facilities

108 15.5

Not specified utilities

26 -

Information

3,481 41.6

Newspaper publishers

407 45.8

Publishing, except newspapers and software

303 55.2

Software publishing

79 41.1

Motion pictures and video industries

397 33.0

Sound recording industries

41 -

Radio and television broadcasting and cable

578 33.4

Internet publishing and broadcasting

34 -

Wired telecommunications carriers

971 35.4

Other telecommunications services

234 42.9

Internet service providers

78 32.0

Data processing, hosting, and related services

87 51.9

Libraries and archives

218 81.5

Other information services

55 49.6

Financial activities

10,228 54.8

Finance and insurance

7,279 58.0

Banking and related activities

2,133 65.4

Savings institutions, including credit unions

290 74.7

Non-depository credit and related activities

949 52.7

Securities, commodities, funds, trusts, and other financial investments

1,359 39.2

Insurance carriers and related activities

2,548 62.0

Real estate and rental and leasing

2,949 46.9

Real estate

2,475 50.0

Rental and leasing services

474 30.5

Automotive equipment rental and leasing

183 31.1

Videotape and disk rental

78 46.6

Other consumer goods rental

86 28.4

Commercial, industrial, and other intangible assets rental and leasing

127 21.3

Professional and business services

15,540 42.4

Professional and technical services

9,362 44.1

Legal services

1,642 58.6

Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services

1,002 62.8

Architectural, engineering, and related services

1,615 25.8

Specialized design services

386 59.7

Computer systems design and related services

1,945 25.5

Management, scientific, and technical consulting services

1,112 43.4

Scientific research and development services

543 47.4

Advertising and related services

520 49.9

Veterinary services

246 81.7

Other professional, scientific, and technical services

352 55.5

Management, administrative, and waste services

6,178 39.7

Management of companies and enterprises

67 60.7

Employment services

984 58.5

Business support services

801 62.9

Travel arrangement and reservation services

272 61.6

Investigation and security services

814 26.6

Services to buildings and dwellings

1,350 50.1

Landscaping services

1,229 8.6

Other administrative and other support services

226 45.3

Waste management and remediation services

437 15.1

Education and health services

31,402 75.2

Educational services

13,169 69.7

Elementary and secondary schools

9,036 75.6

Colleges and universities, including junior colleges

3,361 53.8

Business, technical, and trade schools and training

100 55.2

Other schools, instruction, and educational services

671 71.2

Health care and social assistance

18,233 79.1

Hospitals

6,241 76.7

Health services, except hospitals

8,865 78.6

Offices of physicians

1,562 76.0

Offices of dentists

774 82.4

Offices of chiropractors

139 58.3

Offices of optometrists

110 78.0

Offices of other health practitioners

195 73.4

Outpatient care centers

1,107 76.0

Home health care services

881 89.1

Other health care services

1,647 71.4

Nursing care facilities

1,779 87.0

Residential care facilities, without nursing

673 71.4

Social assistance

3,127 85.5

Individual and family services

1,284 78.0

Community food and housing, and emergency services

111 65.6

Vocational rehabilitation services

169 64.6

Child day care services

1,563 95.3

Leisure and hospitality

12,767 51.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

2,972 46.2

Independent artists, performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries

810 43.2

Museums, art galleries, historical sites, and similar institutions

379 45.3

Bowling centers

52 45.9

Other amusement, gambling, and recreation industries

1,730 47.8

Accommodation and food services

9,795 53.1

Accommodation

1,523 56.9

Traveler accommodation

1,423 57.4

Recreational vehicle parks and camps, and rooming and boarding houses

100 50.6

Food services and drinking places

8,272 52.4

Restaurants and other food services

8,032 52.4

Drinking places, alcoholic beverages

240 54.6

Other services

7,005 51.6

Other services, except private households

6,200 46.5

Repair and maintenance

2,086 12.3

Automotive repair and maintenance

1,208 10.6

Car washes

175 14.7

Electronic and precision equipment repair and maintenance

177 14.8

Commercial and industrial machinery and equipment repair and maintenance

320 6.9

Personal and household goods repair and maintenance

199 26.4

Footwear and leather goods repair

6 -

Personal and laundry services

2,240 71.3

Barber shops

95 25.2

Beauty salons

929 90.0

Nail salons and other personal care services

365 75.1

Drycleaning and laundry services

378 61.4

Funeral homes, cemeteries, and crematories

124 27.6

Other personal services

348 56.6

Membership associations and organizations

1,874 54.8

Religious organizations

1,060 48.0

Civic, social, advocacy organizations, and grantmaking and giving services

601 67.3

Labor unions

59 49.4

Business, professional, political, and similar organizations

155 54.6

Private households

805 91.3

Public administration

6,763 45.2

Executive offices and legislative bodies

890 54.8

Public finance activities

350 67.1

Other general government and support

162 35.5

Justice, public order, and safety activities

2,858 35.9

Administration of human resource programs

922 71.0

Administration of environmental quality and housing programs

319 39.4

Administration of economic programs and space research

558 41.2

National security and international affairs

703 33.8

NOTE: (1) n.e.c = not elsewhere classified (2) Dash indicates data not shown for industries where employment base is less than 50,000

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

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