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