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Table 4. Employed contingent and noncontingent workers by occupation and industry, February 2005


      
     Table 4.  Employed contingent and noncontingent workers by occupation and industry, 
     February 2005
     
     (Percent distribution)
                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                
                                                                       Contingent workers                       
                         Characteristic                                                              Noncontin-
                                                                                                    gent workers 
                                                              Estimate 1   Estimate 2   Estimate 3              
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                           OCCUPATION                                                                           
                                                                                                                
         Total, 16 years and over (thousands)...............      2,504        3,177        5,705      133,247  
         Percent............................................      100.0        100.0        100.0        100.0  
                                                                                                                
      Management, professional, and related occupations.....       28.4         30.7         35.9         35.2  
        Management, business, and financial operations                                                          
          occupations.......................................        5.5          8.0          8.7         14.6  
        Professional and related occupations................       22.8         22.6         27.2         20.6  
                                                                                                                
      Service occupations...................................       17.3         17.6         15.7         15.6  
                                                                                                                
      Sales and office occupations..........................       24.3         22.5         20.6         26.0  
        Sales and related occupations.......................        4.9          6.0          5.7         12.1  
        Office and administrative support occupations.......       19.4         16.5         14.8         13.9  
                                                                                                                
      Natural resources, construction, and maintenance                                                          
        occupations.........................................       16.5         16.7         16.1         10.2  
        Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations..........        2.4          2.0          2.1           .5  
        Construction and extraction occupations.............       11.4         12.3         11.1          5.8  
        Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations...        2.7          2.4          2.9          3.8  
                                                                                                                
      Production, transportation, and material moving                                                           
        occupations.........................................       13.6         12.5         11.7         13.1  
        Production occupations..............................        4.5          4.0          5.2          6.8  
        Transportation and material moving occupations......        9.1          8.5          6.5          6.2  
                                                                                                                
                            INDUSTRY                                                                            
                                                                                                                
         Total, 16 years and over (thousands)...............      2,504        3,177        5,705      133,247  
         Percent............................................      100.0        100.0        100.0        100.0  
                                                                                                                
     Agriculture and related industries.....................        2.5          2.3          1.7          1.3  
     Mining.................................................         .7           .6           .4           .4  
     Construction...........................................       13.0         14.0         12.3          7.2  
     Manufacturing..........................................        6.7          6.0          6.4         11.9  
     Wholesale trade........................................        3.2          2.9          2.2          3.2  
     Retail trade...........................................        6.4          6.7          6.4         12.4  
     Transportation and utilities...........................        5.0          4.7          3.7          5.3  
     Information ...........................................        1.6          1.3          2.1          2.3  
     Financial activities...................................        1.4          2.6          3.1          7.7  
     Professional and business services.....................       18.2         20.7         18.2          9.7  
     Education and health services..........................       23.5         21.8         27.1         20.8  
     Leisure and hospitality................................       10.1          8.9          7.4          8.1  
     Other services.........................................        5.0          5.3          4.9          4.7  
     Public administration..................................        2.8          2.3          4.0          4.9  

       NOTE:  Noncontingent workers are those who do not fall into any estimate of "contingent" workers. 
     Detail may not sum to totals due to rounding.
     
     





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