Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 331500 - Foundries


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 331500 - Foundries.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, percent of establishments reporting the occupation, and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

NAICS Industry 331500 - Foundries is part of: NAICS 331000 - Primary Metal Manufacturing.

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NAICS 331500 - Foundries

All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 152,880 100.00% $15.71 $18.67 $38,840 1.2 %
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 5,690 3.72% $43.24 $49.02 $101,950 1.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 550 0.36% $72.92 $75.77 $157,600 3.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,790 1.17% $46.90 $52.75 $109,720 2.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 380 0.25% $45.52 $49.03 $101,980 3.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 30 0.02% $38.00 $38.51 $80,100 3.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 110 0.07% $42.32 $42.75 $88,920 2.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 390 0.26% $44.43 $47.06 $97,890 2.3 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 100 0.07% $33.53 $36.27 $75,440 3.9 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 80 0.05% $40.60 $44.79 $93,160 3.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 1,370 0.90% $36.56 $39.17 $81,470 1.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 170 0.11% $36.26 $36.92 $76,800 2.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 520 0.34% $45.15 $47.00 $97,760 2.0 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 170 0.11% $37.22 $40.68 $84,600 6.2 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,320 1.52% $25.99 $28.61 $59,500 3.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 670 0.44% $23.29 $24.07 $50,060 1.3 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 110 0.07% $25.26 $25.22 $52,460 3.6 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 150 0.10% $25.89 $27.23 $56,630 2.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 70 0.05% $20.31 $23.17 $48,200 3.4 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 120 0.08% $25.39 $26.94 $56,030 3.1 %
13-1081 Logisticians 70 0.05% (8) (8) (8) (8)
13-1111 Management Analysts 40 0.03% $65.24 $64.81 $134,790 21.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 260 0.17% $40.25 $37.56 $78,130 6.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 740 0.48% $26.53 $27.43 $57,060 1.3 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 610 0.40% $28.12 $29.16 $60,650 1.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 40 0.03% $28.11 $28.92 $60,140 2.8 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 60 0.04% $37.57 $36.97 $76,890 3.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 210 0.14% $23.53 $24.89 $51,760 4.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 190 0.12% $28.49 $29.24 $60,810 1.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 30 0.02% $32.66 $33.24 $69,140 7.1 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 4,740 3.10% $28.98 $30.00 $62,410 1.6 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 30 0.02% $31.58 $33.27 $69,200 3.5 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 1,570 1.03% $31.20 $31.77 $66,080 1.9 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 700 0.46% $32.75 $33.33 $69,330 1.7 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 1,030 0.67% $29.99 $32.49 $67,570 4.3 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 160 0.10% $37.28 $37.44 $77,870 3.0 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 100 0.07% $22.16 $22.08 $45,930 2.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 70 0.05% $20.05 $20.18 $41,980 3.3 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 550 0.36% $20.17 $21.24 $44,180 1.8 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 190 0.12% $20.34 $22.53 $46,870 4.0 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 180 0.12% $18.11 $19.56 $40,680 5.0 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 200 0.13% $21.27 $24.07 $50,070 3.7 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 40 0.03% $22.85 $30.37 $63,160 12.8 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 70 0.05% $17.59 $18.38 $38,220 3.9 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 50 0.03% $18.79 $20.64 $42,940 5.7 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 240 0.16% $27.54 $28.19 $58,640 1.8 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 40 0.03% $27.16 $27.14 $56,450 3.1 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 180 0.12% $28.34 $29.39 $61,120 1.9 %
Protective Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 130 0.09% $12.54 $14.80 $30,780 6.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 130 0.09% $12.08 $13.98 $29,070 7.7 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 60 0.04% $9.83 $10.40 $21,640 5.3 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1,020 0.67% $11.61 $12.17 $25,310 1.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 980 0.64% $11.52 $12.02 $25,000 1.6 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 1,670 1.09% $28.80 $32.29 $67,150 5.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 160 0.10% $36.35 $40.53 $84,310 8.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers (8) (8) $7.63 $8.30 $17,270 6.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 60 0.04% $28.70 $29.79 $61,970 7.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,340 0.88% $28.72 $32.41 $67,420 5.3 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 50 0.03% $30.01 $30.86 $64,180 3.5 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 9,320 6.10% $15.73 $16.72 $34,780 0.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 500 0.33% $24.20 $25.33 $52,690 1.6 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 390 0.26% $15.52 $15.94 $33,160 2.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,010 0.66% $15.55 $16.20 $33,700 2.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 390 0.26% $16.11 $16.74 $34,820 2.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 0.03% $14.23 $14.57 $30,300 2.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 750 0.49% $18.10 $18.63 $38,750 1.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 60 0.04% $15.08 $14.77 $30,720 2.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 310 0.20% $16.64 $16.95 $35,260 1.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 200 0.13% $13.08 $13.04 $27,120 1.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 1,020 0.67% $18.74 $19.54 $40,630 1.0 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,550 1.01% $14.97 $15.29 $31,790 1.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 760 0.50% $14.42 $14.71 $30,590 1.6 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 0.03% $15.73 $17.04 $35,430 5.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 520 0.34% $18.52 $19.29 $40,120 2.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 510 0.33% $13.81 $14.25 $29,650 2.0 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 30 0.02% $13.44 $13.72 $28,540 4.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,070 0.70% $13.33 $13.67 $28,430 1.8 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 60 0.04% $18.17 $19.81 $41,200 7.0 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2,050 1.34% $26.56 $27.31 $56,800 3.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 60 0.04% $29.51 $30.39 $63,200 4.4 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 50 0.03% $24.64 $22.99 $47,820 8.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 60 0.04% $19.75 $22.16 $46,080 8.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,610 1.05% $25.48 $26.92 $55,980 3.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 80 0.05% (8) (8) (8) (8)
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 10,620 6.95% $20.07 $22.01 $45,770 2.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 1,310 0.86% $30.10 $30.59 $63,640 1.7 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 30 0.02% $20.67 $20.98 $43,640 2.2 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 50 0.03% (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 2,690 1.76% $20.24 $21.61 $44,950 2.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 4,460 2.92% $18.29 $18.84 $39,200 1.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 650 0.43% $16.33 $16.64 $34,600 2.0 %
49-9044 Millwrights 1,000 0.65% $34.16 $29.94 $62,270 4.7 %
49-9045 Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons 300 0.20% $19.19 $18.33 $38,120 3.1 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 40 0.03% $12.37 $13.19 $27,440 6.2 %
Production Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 105,770 69.18% $14.58 $15.88 $33,030 1.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 7,200 4.71% $24.89 $25.75 $53,560 1.1 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 190 0.12% $12.33 $13.32 $27,700 3.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,810 1.84% $13.76 $14.51 $30,180 3.2 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 2,780 1.82% $14.30 $14.76 $30,700 1.8 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 90 0.06% $19.97 $21.74 $45,220 3.6 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 350 0.23% $14.03 $14.41 $29,980 3.0 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 700 0.46% $15.24 $15.53 $32,310 2.5 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) (8) $14.41 $14.60 $30,360 2.1 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 3,300 2.16% $13.00 $13.33 $27,730 1.8 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,460 0.96% $12.81 $13.02 $27,090 3.1 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 8,790 5.75% $13.89 $14.55 $30,250 2.1 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,200 0.78% $14.64 $15.18 $31,570 2.9 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 340 0.22% $13.63 $14.02 $29,160 2.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 4,000 2.62% $16.65 $17.55 $36,510 3.3 %
51-4051 Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 4,180 2.73% $14.83 $15.61 $32,470 1.6 %
51-4052 Pourers and Casters, Metal 7,210 4.72% $13.78 $14.32 $29,790 1.5 %
51-4061 Model Makers, Metal and Plastic 300 0.20% $13.92 $15.59 $32,430 4.3 %
51-4062 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic 2,110 1.38% $17.44 $19.46 $40,480 3.9 %
51-4071 Foundry Mold and Coremakers 10,530 6.89% $13.90 $14.28 $29,700 1.1 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 12,200 7.98% $13.82 $14.86 $30,900 2.3 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 800 0.52% $14.70 $15.22 $31,650 2.8 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 2,120 1.39% $20.37 $21.30 $44,300 2.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 2,900 1.90% $15.55 $16.37 $34,050 2.0 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 0.06% $17.49 $17.74 $36,910 4.0 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 960 0.63% $15.56 $15.79 $32,850 1.5 %
51-4192 Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic 70 0.05% $18.72 $20.23 $42,090 6.7 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 390 0.26% $15.11 $15.59 $32,430 3.5 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 1,410 0.92% $15.10 $15.59 $32,430 2.2 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 1,290 0.84% $14.94 $16.35 $34,000 5.3 %
51-7032 Patternmakers, Wood 40 0.03% $18.45 $18.62 $38,720 5.6 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 50 0.03% $15.49 $16.54 $34,410 4.3 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 550 0.36% $11.79 $11.89 $24,730 2.7 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 5,470 3.58% $13.09 $13.32 $27,700 1.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 0.03% $14.77 $16.74 $34,810 8.9 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 0.07% $13.77 $14.41 $29,970 7.1 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 520 0.34% $15.18 $15.25 $31,730 2.3 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 7,140 4.67% $15.29 $16.05 $33,390 1.0 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 560 0.37% $13.30 $13.14 $27,330 3.4 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,160 0.76% $13.90 $14.24 $29,620 2.9 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 80 0.05% $14.24 $14.30 $29,750 6.0 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 80 0.05% $12.18 $13.00 $27,050 4.3 %
51-9194 Etchers and Engravers 30 0.02% $14.29 $14.16 $29,460 4.6 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 900 0.59% $12.36 $13.41 $27,890 4.0 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 5,050 3.30% $11.84 $12.33 $25,640 1.9 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 2,040 1.33% $15.78 $17.40 $36,200 4.5 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 8,370 5.47% $14.38 $15.61 $32,460 2.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 200 0.13% $22.03 $22.68 $47,180 2.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 150 0.10% $24.42 $25.10 $52,200 2.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 440 0.29% $16.34 $16.69 $34,710 1.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 40 0.03% $13.02 $13.95 $29,020 5.7 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 1,240 0.81% $18.42 $20.31 $42,230 5.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 2,450 1.60% $14.05 $14.78 $30,730 1.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 60 0.04% $13.05 $13.12 $27,290 6.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,660 1.74% $13.10 $13.87 $28,840 3.1 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 490 0.32% $13.34 $13.81 $28,720 2.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 510 0.33% $11.79 $12.53 $26,060 3.3 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 30 0.02% $14.36 $14.31 $29,760 2.9 %

About May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimates not released.




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