Workers with a disability more likely to be in production and transportation occupations

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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Employed persons by disability status, occupation, and sex, 2013 annual averages (percent distribution)
OccupationPersons with a disabilityPersons with no disability



Management occupations


Business and financial operations occupations

Computer and mathematical occupations

Architecture and engineering occupations

Life, physical, and social science occupations

Community and social service occupations

Legal 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

Production 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.

These data are from the Current Population Survey. To learn more, see "Persons With a Disability: Labor Force Characteristics — 2013" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-14-1076.


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 (visited September 27, 2016).


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