Union County

INDUSTRY & OCCUPATION

Not only has the makeup of the American workforce evolved over the past fifty years as more and more women have sought jobs outside the home, but work itself has changed as the service sector has grown and employment in manufacturing has declined.

Occupation by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 128,715 52.71% 115,482 47.29%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 43,041 17.63% 43,441 17.79%
Management, business, & financial operations: 21,421 8.77% 14,546 5.96%
Management, except farm managers 14,334 5.87% 8,646 3.54%
Farmers & farm managers 18 0.01% 8 0.00%
Business & financial operations: 7,069 2.89% 5,892 2.41%
Business operations specialists 2,926 1.20% 2,909 1.19%
Financial specialists 4,143 1.70% 2,983 1.22%
Professional & related occupations: 21,620 8.85% 28,895 11.83%
Computer & mathematical 5,566 2.28% 2,498 1.02%
Architecture & engineering: 3,060 1.25% 504 0.21%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 2,340 0.96% 344 0.14%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 720 0.29% 160 0.07%
Life, physical, & social science 1,629 0.67% 1,367 0.56%
Community & social services 1,278 0.52% 2,104 0.86%
Legal 2,133 0.87% 1,709 0.70%
Education, training, & library 2,604 1.07% 10,745 4.40%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 2,334 0.96% 2,235 0.92%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 3,016 1.24% 7,733 3.17%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 2,215 0.91% 5,792 2.37%
Health technologists & technicians 801 0.33% 1,941 0.79%
Service occupations: 15,361 6.29% 17,075 6.99%
Healthcare support 495 0.20% 4,164 1.71%
Protective services: 4,681 1.92% 1,148 0.47%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 3,092 1.27% 475 0.19%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 1,589 0.65% 673 0.28%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 4,064 1.66% 4,283 1.75%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 4,829 1.98% 2,720 1.11%
Personal care & service 1,292 0.53% 4,760 1.95%
Sales & office occupations: 25,468 10.43% 43,800 17.94%
Sales & related occupations 13,800 5.65% 11,753 4.81%
Office & administrative support 11,668 4.78% 32,047 13.12%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 110 0.05% 31 0.01%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 17,921 7.34% 634 0.26%
Construction & extraction: 9,856 4.04% 164 0.07%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 1,084 0.44% 18 0.01%
Construction trades 8,736 3.58% 146 0.06%
Extraction 36 0.01% 0 0.00%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 8,065 3.30% 470 0.19%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 26,814 10.98% 10,501 4.30%
Production 12,022 4.92% 7,701 3.15%
Transportation & material moving: 14,792 6.06% 2,800 1.15%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 393 0.16% 160 0.07%
Aircraft & traffic control 135 0.06% 32 0.01%
Motor vehicle operators 8,037 3.29% 606 0.25%
Rail, water & other transportation 778 0.32% 71 0.03%
Material moving 5,449 2.23% 1,931 0.79%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 128,715 52.71% 115,482 47.29%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 118 0.05% 40 0.02%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 53 0.02% 23 0.01%
Mining 65 0.03% 17 0.01%
Construction 11,061 4.53% 1,090 0.45%
Manufacturing 22,181 9.08% 14,457 5.92%
Wholesale trade 7,535 3.09% 3,865 1.58%
Retail trade 13,398 5.49% 11,566 4.74%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 13,158 5.39% 5,053 2.07%
Transportation & warehousing 12,063 4.94% 4,523 1.85%
Utilities 1,095 0.45% 530 0.22%
Information 5,734 2.35% 5,195 2.13%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 11,662 4.78% 11,831 4.84%
Finance & insurance 9,255 3.79% 9,820 4.02%
Real estate & rental & leasing 2,407 0.99% 2,011 0.82%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 15,404 6.31% 12,522 5.13%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 10,187 4.17% 8,551 3.50%
Management of companies & enterprises 95 0.04% 107 0.04%
Administrative & support & waste management services 5,122 2.10% 3,864 1.58%
Educational, health & social services: 10,505 4.30% 34,376 14.08%
Educational services 4,930 2.02% 14,030 5.75%
Health care & social assistance 5,575 2.28% 20,346 8.33%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 6,661 2.73% 6,406 2.62%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 1,389 0.57% 1,224 0.50%
Accommodation & food services 5,272 2.16% 5,182 2.12%
Other services (except public administration) 5,636 2.31% 5,411 2.22%
Public administration 5,662 2.32% 3,670 1.50%

Source: Census 2000 analyzed by the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN).

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