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.  They are statistics on the jobs we have been working with in class. Your assignment is to take the job you are assigned, look up the information requested for it in the table, then use that information to calculate the percentage of women working in it, and the number of men employed in it. Complete each step below, and be prepared to turn in this sheet (with your completed work in the appropriate spaces) at the start of our next class. Please work as neatly and legibly as you can.

1. Write out the name of the job you are assigned.

1. According to the table, how many people were employed in this occupation in 1999?

1. According to the table, how many women were employed in this occupation in 1999?

1. Divide the number of women employed by the total number employed, then multiply the result by 100. Round off to the nearest 1/10 and add a percent sign. This is the percentage of women employed in this job in 1999. Show your work below and circle your final answer. If you use a calculator, write out the symbol on each button you pushed, in the order in which you pushed them. (For example, if you were assigned All Occupations you would write out: 42444000 / 97626000 x 100 = 43.4761. Rounding off and adding a percent sign you would circle 43.5%) If you do not use a calculator, show your complete long division and multiplication calculations. Do not forget to circle your final answer.

 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