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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.  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


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