May 29, 2007
Office and administrative support workers have the highest total employment of any occupational group—over 23 million in 2006.
Employment in the office and administrative support occupational group was widely distributed across industries.
The finance and insurance industry employed 2,994,960 office and administrative support workers, more than any other industry. There were 2,609,770 office and administrative support workers employed in health care and social assistance; and 2,574,000 in retail trade.
Seven industries employed between one and two million office and administrative support workers: professional, scientific, and technical services; administrative and support and waste management and remediation services; Federal, state, and local government; transportation and warehousing; wholesale trade; manufacturing; and educational services.
These data are from the Occupational Employment Statistics program. Learn about occupational earnings and employment in "Occupational Employment and Wages, 2006" (PDF) (TXT), USDL news release 07-0712.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Employment in office and administrative support occupations, 2006 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/may/wk4/art01.htm (visited May 22, 2013).
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