June 17, 2014
In 2013, workers with a disability were more likely to be employed in production, transportation, and material moving occupations than those with no disability (15.1 percent of workers with a disability, compared with 11.7 percent of workers with no disability).
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Business and financial operations occupations
Computer and mathematical occupations
Architecture and engineering occupations
Life, physical, and social science occupations
Community and social service occupations
Education, training, and library occupations
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations
Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations
Healthcare support occupations
Protective service occupations
Food preparation and serving related occupations
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations
Personal care and service occupations
Sales and related occupations
Office and administrative support occupations
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations
Construction and extraction occupations
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
Transportation and material moving occupations
Among workers with a disability, 9.9 percent of men and 4.4 percent of women were employed in production occupations; among persons with no disability, 7.8 percent of men and 3.3 percent of women were employed in production occupations. Jobs in transportation and material moving occupations were held by 11.3 percent of men and 3.2 percent of women with a disability. Among their counterparts with no disability, 9.6 percent of men and 1.9 percent of women were employed in these occupations.
Those with a disability were less likely than their counterparts to work in management, professional, and related occupations (32.6 percent compared with 38.2 percent). Among workers with a disability, 30.7 percent of men and 34.9 percent of women were employed in management, professional, and related occupations, compared with 35.0 percent of men and 41.8 percent of women with no disability.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Workers with a disability more likely to be in production and transportation occupations on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140617.htm (visited November 27, 2015).
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