Albany 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 73,934 51.17% 70,546 48.83%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 29,757 20.60% 31,355 21.70%
Management, business, & financial operations: 12,441 8.61% 9,614 6.65%
Management, except farm managers 8,211 5.68% 5,400 3.74%
Farmers & farm managers 155 0.11% 34 0.02%
Business & financial operations: 4,075 2.82% 4,180 2.89%
Business operations specialists 1,841 1.27% 2,214 1.53%
Financial specialists 2,234 1.55% 1,966 1.36%
Professional & related occupations: 17,316 11.99% 21,741 15.05%
Computer & mathematical 2,836 1.96% 1,588 1.10%
Architecture & engineering: 2,684 1.86% 301 0.21%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 2,151 1.49% 221 0.15%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 533 0.37% 80 0.06%
Life, physical, & social science 1,350 0.93% 889 0.62%
Community & social services 1,303 0.90% 2,471 1.71%
Legal 2,043 1.41% 1,585 1.10%
Education, training, & library 2,819 1.95% 7,305 5.06%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 1,544 1.07% 1,265 0.88%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 2,737 1.89% 6,337 4.39%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 2,244 1.55% 4,650 3.22%
Health technologists & technicians 493 0.34% 1,687 1.17%
Service occupations: 9,799 6.78% 10,307 7.13%
Healthcare support 589 0.41% 2,455 1.70%
Protective services: 2,758 1.91% 383 0.27%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 1,914 1.32% 185 0.13%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 844 0.58% 198 0.14%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 3,262 2.26% 3,750 2.60%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 2,338 1.62% 1,178 0.82%
Personal care & service 852 0.59% 2,541 1.76%
Sales & office occupations: 15,546 10.76% 26,155 18.10%
Sales & related occupations 7,585 5.25% 6,594 4.56%
Office & administrative support 7,961 5.51% 19,561 13.54%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 125 0.09% 43 0.03%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 8,461 5.86% 484 0.33%
Construction & extraction: 4,700 3.25% 188 0.13%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 627 0.43% 40 0.03%
Construction trades 4,067 2.81% 148 0.10%
Extraction 6 0.00% 0 0.00%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 3,761 2.60% 296 0.20%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 10,246 7.09% 2,202 1.52%
Production 4,401 3.05% 1,314 0.91%
Transportation & material moving: 5,845 4.05% 888 0.61%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 217 0.15% 16 0.01%
Aircraft & traffic control 38 0.03% 4 0.00%
Motor vehicle operators 3,219 2.23% 411 0.28%
Rail, water & other transportation 452 0.31% 49 0.03%
Material moving 1,919 1.33% 408 0.28%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 73,934 51.17% 70,546 48.83%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 290 0.20% 125 0.09%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 284 0.20% 114 0.08%
Mining 6 0.00% 11 0.01%
Construction 5,579 3.86% 834 0.58%
Manufacturing 6,327 4.38% 1,902 1.32%
Wholesale trade 2,824 1.95% 895 0.62%
Retail trade 8,312 5.75% 6,757 4.68%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 4,848 3.36% 1,404 0.97%
Transportation & warehousing 4,111 2.85% 1,217 0.84%
Utilities 737 0.51% 187 0.13%
Information 2,383 1.65% 1,973 1.37%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 5,100 3.53% 6,465 4.47%
Finance & insurance 3,701 2.56% 5,716 3.96%
Real estate & rental & leasing 1,399 0.97% 749 0.52%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 7,051 4.88% 5,757 3.98%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 5,214 3.61% 3,980 2.75%
Management of companies & enterprises 0 0.00% 9 0.01%
Administrative & support & waste management services 1,837 1.27% 1,768 1.22%
Educational, health & social services: 10,751 7.44% 25,212 17.45%
Educational services 5,315 3.68% 10,578 7.32%
Health care & social assistance 5,436 3.76% 14,634 10.13%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 5,394 3.73% 4,936 3.42%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 1,154 0.80% 856 0.59%
Accommodation & food services 4,240 2.93% 4,080 2.82%
Other services (except public administration) 3,508 2.43% 3,711 2.57%
Public administration 11,567 8.01% 10,575 7.32%

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

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