May 18, 2010

Employment and wages in the 10 largest occupations, May 2009

Employment in 10 largest occupations, May 2009
  Employment

Retail salespersons

4,209,500

Cashiers

3,439,380

General office clerks

2,815,240

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

2,695,740

Registered nurses

2,583,770

Waiters and waitresses

2,302,070

Customer service representatives

2,195,860

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

2,135,790

Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

2,090,400

Stock clerks and order fillers

1,864,410

These data featured in the TED article, Employment and wages in the 10 largest occupations, May 2009.