The new Census Equal Employment Opportunity Tabulation that Provides a Profile of America’s Workforce data came out today. This basically tells us about our nation’s employment data by race, gender, industry, occupation and income. For us data nerds this is a bucket full of awesome because it offers a snap shot of our great nation. Some of the findings were that:
- Women make up for 47.2% of the workforce. That is the highest percentage ever!
- “In the latest tabulation, non-Hispanic whites made up 67 percent of the labor force in 2006-2010, followed by Hispanics at 15 percent, non-Hispanic blacks at 11 percent and non-Hispanic Asians at 5 percent.”
- “Personal care aide was the fastest-growing occupation among non-Hispanic whites, non-Hispanic blacks, Hispanics and non-Hispanic Asians.”
- Approximately 14,545,110 Black Americans are employed in the United States.
- 6,616,825 were Black males (4.8%)
- 7,928,285 are Black females (5.7%).
- There are 377,735 Black American Nursing, psychiatric and home health aides in the United States.
- Approximately 2.9 million Black Americans work in service occupations. Black Americans are 15.3% of all service employees in the United States.
- Only 5.8% of the total number of people in the Science, engineering and computer professionals occupations are Black Americans (325,820) and only 3.8% are Black males.
- Protective Service occupations have the highest percentage of Black Americans at 18.2% (547,525).
- Only 0.2% (16,320) of people in the construction occupations are Black female.
- Over 1.2 million of all of the employees who are Management, business and financial workers are Black American (7.2%). That is higher than every other minority group.
|Occupation||Black Male||Black Female||Percentage Black Americans in the Occupation|
|Management, business and financial workers||3.2%||4.0%||7.2%|
|Science, engineering and computer professionals||3.8%||2.0%||5.8%|
|Healthcare practitioner professionals||1.4%||6.4%||7.8%|
|Other professional workers||3.1%||6.1%||9.2%|
|Administrative support workers||3.5%||8.9%||12.4%|
|Construction and extractive craft workers||5.6%||0.2%||5.8%|
|Installation, maintenance and repair craft workers||6.6%||0.8%||7.4%|
|Production operative workers||7.5%||4.5%||12.0%|
|Transportation and material moving operative workers||12.3%||3.1%||15.4%|
|Laborers and helpers||7.5%||4.5%||11.9%|
|Protective service workers||12.1%||6.1%||18.2%|
|Service workers, except protective||5.0%||10.3%||15.3%|
On table EEO 11w. Detailed Census Occupation by Earnings, Sex, and Race/Ethnicity for Worksite Geography, Total Population of civilians who are employed at work and who are 16 years and over found that:
- Only 1,040 Black Americans made zero earnings.
- Over 3.5 million Black Americans earn zero to $14,999.
- Over 6.5 million Black females and 4.9 million Black males earned zero to $49,999.
- Over 1.6 million Black males earned $50,000 and up while 1.4 million Black women earned $50,000 and up.
- 211,230 Black Americans earn $125,000 and more.
|Earnings||Black Males||Black Females|
|$1 to $14,999 or loss||1,438,000||2,135,945|
|$15,000 to $24,999||1,139,395||1,626,255|
|$25,000 to $34,999||1,168,705||1,450,625|
|$35,000 to $49,999||1,210,575||1,309,695|
|$50,000 to $74,999||1,009,435||939,275|
|$75,000 to $99,999||363,685||295,035|
|$100,000 to $124,999||146,455||99,770|
|$125,000 or more||140,185||71,045|
More random facts:
- The highest number of Black federal workers works in service occupations (2,218,810) and they are 16% of all of the Federal service workers.
- Over 5.3 million Black Americans have some college or an associate’s degree.
- Only 1.5 million have not graduated from high school.
- Approximately, 2,086,355 have a bachelor’s degree, 788,735 have a master’s degree and 237,400 have a doctoral or professional degree.
For more information please go to Census.gov or just click here.