Women as a percent of total employed in selected occupations, 2011
May 01, 2012
In 2011, women accounted for 47 percent of all employed persons 16 years of age and older. The share of women in specific occupations varied.
Fourteen percent of architects and engineers and 34 percent of physicians and surgeons were women, whereas 61 percent of accountants and auditors and 82 percent of elementary and middle school teachers were women.
These data are from the Current Population Survey (CPS), annual averages, Table 11. Employed persons by detailed occupation, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity (PDF). To learn more about women's employment, see Women in the Labor Force: A Databook (2011 Edition), BLS Report 1034, December 2011.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Women as a percent of total employed in selected occupations, 2011 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2012/ted_20120501.htm (visited July 26, 2017).
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