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Forty-nine percent of employed Asians in management, professional, and related occupations, 2012

December 31, 2013

In 2012, 49 percent of employed Asians worked in management, professional, and related occupations, compared with 39 percent of employed Whites, 30 percent of employed Blacks, and 21 percent of employed Hispanics.

Percent distribution of employed by occupation, gender, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, age 16 years and older, 2012 annual averages

Percent distribution of employed by occupation, gender, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, age 16 years and older, 2012 annual averages
Gender, race, and
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity
Occupational group
Management,
professional, and related
ServiceSales and officeNatural resources,
construction, and maintenance
Production, transportation,
and material moving
Total     

Total

37.9%17.9%23.3%9.0%11.9%

White

38.716.623.39.811.7

Black or African American

29.525.524.65.614.8

Asian

48.518.420.33.69.3

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

20.626.321.314.916.9
Men     

Total

34.714.716.716.217.6

White

35.313.616.517.417.2

Black or African American

23.822.518.711.423.6

Asian

50.014.916.76.312.1

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

16.822.014.224.722.2
Women     

Total

41.621.430.60.85.5

White

42.620.031.20.95.2

Black or African American

34.428.029.70.77.2

Asian

46.822.324.30.46.2

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

25.832.230.91.59.5

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Note: Estimates for race groups (White, Black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. People whose ethnicity is Hispanic or Latino may be of any race.

 

Among employed men, 50 percent of Asians worked in management, professional, and related occupations in 2012, compared with 35 percent of Whites, 24 percent of Blacks, and 17 percent of Hispanics. Among employed Black men, 23 percent worked in service occupations, compared with 22 percent of employed Hispanic men, 15 percent of employed Asian men and 14 percent of employed White men. Employed Black and Hispanic men also were more likely than White or Asian men to work in production, transportation, and material moving occupations. One quarter of employed Hispanic men worked in natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations, a higher share than for White men (17 percent), Black men (11 percent), or Asian men (6 percent).

In 2012, employed Asian and White women were more likely than other women to work in management, professional, and related occupations—47 percent and 43 percent, respectively. Among employed women, 63 percent of Hispanics worked in two job groups—service occupations and sales and office occupations—compared with about 58 percent of Blacks, 51 percent of Whites, and 47 percent of Asians.

These data are from the Current Population Survey. For more information, see "Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity, 2012" (PDF), Report 1044, October 2013. People whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Forty-nine percent of employed Asians in management, professional, and related occupations, 2012 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20131231.htm (visited April 18, 2014).

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