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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 578,469 55.39% 465,893 44.61%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 188,042 18.01% 151,268 14.48%
Management, business, & financial operations: 85,823 8.22% 49,776 4.77%
Management, except farm managers 59,199 5.67% 27,164 2.60%
Farmers & farm managers 4,125 0.39% 416 0.04%
Business & financial operations: 22,499 2.15% 22,196 2.13%
Business operations specialists 9,918 0.95% 10,257 0.98%
Financial specialists 12,581 1.20% 11,939 1.14%
Professional & related occupations: 102,219 9.79% 101,492 9.72%
Computer & mathematical 23,751 2.27% 6,228 0.60%
Architecture & engineering: 19,364 1.85% 2,276 0.22%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 13,439 1.29% 1,141 0.11%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 5,925 0.57% 1,135 0.11%
Life, physical, & social science 6,562 0.63% 3,348 0.32%
Community & social services 5,312 0.51% 7,393 0.71%
Legal 5,227 0.50% 3,493 0.33%
Education, training, & library 18,469 1.77% 44,136 4.23%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 10,477 1.00% 9,551 0.91%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 13,057 1.25% 25,067 2.40%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 9,913 0.95% 16,600 1.59%
Health technologists & technicians 3,144 0.30% 8,467 0.81%
Service occupations: 62,385 5.97% 83,477 7.99%
Healthcare support 2,834 0.27% 14,994 1.44%
Protective services: 13,238 1.27% 3,160 0.30%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 8,553 0.82% 1,007 0.10%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 4,685 0.45% 2,153 0.21%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 20,568 1.97% 28,587 2.74%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 20,596 1.97% 12,960 1.24%
Personal care & service 5,149 0.49% 23,776 2.28%
Sales & office occupations: 111,248 10.65% 190,318 18.22%
Sales & related occupations 65,748 6.30% 60,227 5.77%
Office & administrative support 45,500 4.36% 130,091 12.46%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 4,246 0.41% 1,171 0.11%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 107,272 10.27% 3,601 0.34%
Construction & extraction: 68,648 6.57% 1,694 0.16%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 9,372 0.90% 136 0.01%
Construction trades 57,077 5.47% 1,523 0.15%
Extraction 2,199 0.21% 35 0.00%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 38,624 3.70% 1,907 0.18%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 105,276 10.08% 36,058 3.45%
Production 54,603 5.23% 26,956 2.58%
Transportation & material moving: 50,673 4.85% 9,102 0.87%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 1,489 0.14% 340 0.03%
Aircraft & traffic control 1,836 0.18% 127 0.01%
Motor vehicle operators 24,797 2.37% 3,038 0.29%
Rail, water & other transportation 2,561 0.25% 376 0.04%
Material moving 19,990 1.91% 5,221 0.50%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 578,469 55.39% 465,893 44.61%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 17,283 1.65% 3,005 0.29%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 9,855 0.94% 2,282 0.22%
Mining 7,428 0.71% 723 0.07%
Construction 78,395 7.51% 7,559 0.72%
Manufacturing 87,666 8.39% 38,633 3.70%
Wholesale trade 26,267 2.52% 10,462 1.00%
Retail trade 67,211 6.44% 66,038 6.32%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 36,980 3.54% 14,269 1.37%
Transportation & warehousing 30,285 2.90% 12,676 1.21%
Utilities 6,695 0.64% 1,593 0.15%
Information 19,048 1.82% 15,664 1.50%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 32,424 3.10% 38,572 3.69%
Finance & insurance 21,289 2.04% 29,656 2.84%
Real estate & rental & leasing 11,135 1.07% 8,916 0.85%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 57,455 5.50% 40,693 3.90%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 35,039 3.36% 22,708 2.17%
Management of companies & enterprises 360 0.03% 282 0.03%
Administrative & support & waste management services 22,056 2.11% 17,703 1.70%
Educational, health & social services: 60,288 5.77% 139,984 13.40%
Educational services 37,185 3.56% 67,759 6.49%
Health care & social assistance 23,103 2.21% 72,225 6.92%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 39,886 3.82% 43,149 4.13%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 8,864 0.85% 6,802 0.65%
Accommodation & food services 31,022 2.97% 36,347 3.48%
Other services (except public administration) 23,947 2.29% 22,181 2.12%
Public administration 31,619 3.03% 25,684 2.46%

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

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