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Winter 2009-10 Vol. 53, Number 4

Occupational employment


 

Employment, 2008

Percent distribution of employment by major occupational group, 2008

Percent distribution of employment by major occupational group, 2008
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Note: Components do not add to 100 percent due to rounding.

Occupations that have similar job duties are grouped according to the tasks that the workers in those occupations perform. Two major occupational groups—professional and related occupations and service occupations—accounted for almost half of total employment in 2008.

 

Percent distribution of employment in professional and related occupations, 2008

Percent distribution of employment in professional and related occupations, 2008
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Within the professional and related group, occupations related to education and healthcare accounted for the largest proportion of jobs in 2008.

 

Percent distribution of employment in service occupations, 2008

Percent distribution of employment in service occupations, 2008
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Workers involved in preparing and serving food made up the largest share of those in service occupations in 2008.

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