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Women's Work Force Assignment - Answers

The total number employed and the # of females employed statistics in the table below were collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  They represent the number of full-time workers in the listed occupations in 1999.  The numbers in the spaces in the % Females Employed column were calculated by dividing each # of women employed figure by the total number employed, then multiplying the result by 100. That result was rounded off to the nearest 1/10 of a percent and a percent sign (%) added. The number of men employed on each row is calculated by subtracting the number of females employed from the total number employed.

Total #

# Females

% Females

# Males

Employed

Employed

Employed

Employed

All Occupations

97,626,000

42,444,000

43.5%

55,182,000

Accountant

1,362,000

813,000

59.7%

549,000

Bartender

167,000

70,000

41.9%

97,000

Bookkeeper

1,084,000

977,000

90.1%

107,000

Bus Driver

284,000

119,000

41.9%

165,000

Computer Programmer

564,000

159,000

28.2%

405,000

Doctor

460,000

125,000

27.2%

335,000

Engineer

1,945,000

197,000

10.1%

1,748,000

Farm Laborer

531,000

68,000

12.8%

463,000

Firefighter

204,000

3,000

1.5%

201,000

Lawyer

577,000

191,000

33.1%

386,000

Librarian

183,000

151,000

82.5%

32,000

Plumber

417,000

9,000

2.2%

408,000

Police/Detective

602,000

83,000

13.8%

519,000

Real Estate Sales

315,000

177,000

56.2%

138,000

Registered Nurse

1,585,000

1,443,000

91.0%

142,000

School Administrator

703,000

420,000

59.7%

283,000

Secretary

2,162,000

2,136,000

98.8%

26,000

Teacher

4,259,000

3,129,000

73.5%

1,130,000

Waiter

652,000

480,000

73.6%

172,000

Source: Median Weekly Earnings of full-time wage and salary workers in 1999
            U.S. Department of Labor EMPLOYMENT AND EARNINGS January 2000


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