Women's Work Force Assignment

The 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.  In the spaces in the % Females Employed column, write out the percentage of women in each occupation.  To calculate those percentages, divide each # of women employed by the total number employed, then multiply the result by 100. Round off to the nearest 1/10 of a percent and add a percent sign (%). To calculate the number of men employed on each row, subtract 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 Accountant 1,362,000 813,000 Bartender 167,000 70,000 Bookkeeper 1,084,000 977,000 Bus Driver 284,000 119,000 Computer Programmer 564,000 159,000 Doctor 460,000 125,000 Engineer 1,945,000 197,000 Farm Laborer 531,000 68,000 Firefighter 204,000 3,000 Lawyer 577,000 191,000 Librarian 183,000 151,000 Plumber 417,000 9,000 Police/Detective 602,000 83,000 Real Estate Sales 315,000 177,000 Registered Nurse 1,585,000 1,443,000 School Administrator 703,000 420,000 Secretary 2,162,000 2,136,000 Teacher 4,259,000 3,129,000 Waiter 652,000 480,000

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