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
TotalMenWomenTotalMenWomen

Total

100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0

Management occupations

10.412.67.711.213.09.1

Business and financial operations occupations

3.22.64.14.74.05.6

Computer and mathematical occupations

2.43.01.62.83.91.5

Architecture and engineering occupations

1.42.30.52.03.20.6

Life, physical, and social science occupations

0.70.60.80.90.90.9

Community and social service occupations

1.91.62.31.61.12.1

Legal occupations

1.11.30.91.31.21.4

Education, training, and library occupations

5.43.08.36.03.09.5

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

2.11.92.32.02.02.0

Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations

4.01.96.65.72.89.1

Healthcare support occupations

2.40.54.82.50.54.6

Protective service occupations

1.92.80.92.23.31.0

Food preparation and serving related occupations

5.74.57.25.74.96.6

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

5.76.54.73.94.53.2

Personal care and service occupations

4.31.97.23.71.66.2

Sales and related occupations

10.19.211.310.810.411.1

Office and administrative support occupations

13.37.320.512.36.219.3

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

0.91.30.30.71.00.3

Construction and extraction occupations

4.58.00.45.09.10.3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

3.56.20.23.46.20.3

Production occupations

7.59.94.45.77.83.3

Transportation and material moving occupations

7.711.33.26.09.61.9

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.

SUGGESTED CITATION

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, 2014).

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