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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


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