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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
52. Certification and licensing status of the employed by industry and class of worker, 2021 annual averages
[Numbers in thousands]
Industry and class of worker Total
employed
Percent distribution
Total
employed
With a certification or license(1) Without a
certification
or license
Total With a
certification,
but no
license
With a
license(2)

Total, 16 years and over

152,581 100.0 24.2 2.2 21.9 75.8

Industry

Agriculture and related industries

2,291 100.0 12.3 1.0 11.2 87.7

Nonagricultural industries

150,290 100.0 24.3 2.2 22.1 75.7

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

603 100.0 18.6 3.4 15.2 81.4

Construction

11,271 100.0 20.1 1.7 18.4 79.9

Manufacturing

14,718 100.0 9.4 2.0 7.4 90.6

Wholesale trade

3,451 100.0 10.6 1.3 9.3 89.4

Retail trade

16,172 100.0 9.7 1.3 8.4 90.3

Transportation and utilities

9,377 100.0 20.2 1.4 18.8 79.8

Information

2,721 100.0 9.7 2.4 7.3 90.3

Financial activities

10,725 100.0 32.2 3.6 28.5 67.8

Professional and business services

19,295 100.0 20.2 3.2 17.0 79.8

Education and health services

34,725 100.0 46.8 2.5 44.3 53.2

Leisure and hospitality

12,635 100.0 8.3 1.3 7.0 91.7

Other services

7,186 100.0 25.6 2.7 22.9 74.4

Public administration

7,410 100.0 30.2 2.4 27.8 69.8

Class of worker(3)

Wage and salary workers(4)

142,517 100.0 24.0 2.2 21.7 76.0

Private industries

121,816 100.0 21.4 2.3 19.1 78.6

Government

20,702 100.0 39.2 1.9 37.3 60.8

Federal

3,852 100.0 23.8 3.0 20.9 76.2

State

6,954 100.0 37.3 1.9 35.4 62.7

Local

9,895 100.0 46.6 1.6 45.0 53.4

Self-employed workers, unincorporated

9,956 100.0 27.0 2.0 24.9 73.0

Footnotes
(1) A person may have more than one certification or license.
(2) Persons with a license may also have a certification.
(3) Unpaid family workers are included in total employed, but not shown separately.
(4) Includes self-employed workers whose businesses are incorporated.

NOTE: Certifications are issued by a non-governmental certification body and convey that an individual has the knowledge or skill to perform a specific job. A license is awarded by a government agency and conveys a legal authority to work in an occupation. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

 

Last Modified Date: January 20, 2022