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    13. Employed Hispanic or Latino workers by sex, occupation, class of worker, full- or part-time status, and detailed ethnic group (in thousands)
    Data updated March 1, 2012
    In the following table note the largest occupations with Hispanic workers are Service Occupations, "Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance", and the "Production, Transporation, and Material Moving Occupations". Nonetheless there was some good growth in the "Management, Professional, and Related Occupations" between 2010 and 2011.

    Category Hispanic or Latino ethnicity
    Total(1) Mexican Puerto Rican Cuban
    2010 2011 2010 2011 2010 2011 2010 2011
    Total, 16 years and over 19,906 20,269 12,622 12,697 1,612 1,627 850 867
    Men 11,800 12,049 7,800 7,850 835 822 470 484
    Women 8,106 8,220 4,822 4,848 777 805 379 383
    OCCUPATION
    Management, professional, and related occupations 3,755 3,952 2,033 2,058 461 449 263 296
    Management, business, and financial operations occupations 1,562 1,662 859 884 178 172 113 129
    Management occupations 1,142 1,169 639 628 128 103 85 93
    Business and financial operations occupations 420 493 220 255 51 69 27 35
    Professional and related occupations 2,194 2,291 1,174 1,175 283 277 150 167
    Computer and mathematical occupations 194 205 103 95 32 30 10 12
    Architecture and engineering occupations 177 178 96 96 22 15 11 14
    Life, physical, and social science occupations 85 77 46 33 6 8 4 3
    Community and social service occupations 229 251 111 134 35 40 12 7
    Legal occupations 94 95 42 47 12 8 11 11
    Education, training, and library occupations 686 713 394 375 85 82 42 61
    Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations 244 252 124 125 26 23 18 13
    Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations 484 518 258 270 65 71 43 47
    Service occupations 5,257 5,201 3,376 3,318 375 374 173 151
    Healthcare support occupations 506 466 284 252 66 60 22 17
    Protective service occupations 437 404 249 224 74 73 27 22
    Food preparation and serving related occupations 1,703 1,692 1,206 1,168 82 90 42 42
    Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations 1,877 1,909 1,239 1,254 87 83 48 43
    Personal care and service occupations 734 730 399 419 67 68 34 27
    Sales and office occupations 4,228 4,370 2,521 2,571 449 482 215 229
    Sales and related occupations 1,814 1,935 1,077 1,102 154 196 106 115
    Office and administrative support occupations 2,413 2,435 1,444 1,469 295 286 109 114
    Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations 3,272 3,296 2,399 2,403 104 117 85 85
    Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 412 430 378 392 2 3 0 1
    Construction and extraction occupations 2,090 2,095 1,511 1,531 50 57 54 46
    Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations 769 771 510 480 52 57 30 38
    Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 3,395 3,450 2,294 2,348 222 205 114 106
    Production occupations 1,755 1,761 1,228 1,248 111 92 44 42
    Transportation and material moving occupations 1,640 1,689 1,066 1,099 112 113 69 65
    CLASS OF WORKER(2)
    Agriculture
    Wage and salary workers(3) 468 501 426 457 3 2 5 3
    Self-employed workers, unincorporated 11 21 8 13 0 1 1 1
    Nonagricultural industries
    Wage and salary workers(3) 18,170 18,572 11,400 11,478 1,558 1,579 790 813
    Government 2,193 2,105 1,330 1,251 298 276 100 107
    Private industries 15,977 16,467 10,070 10,227 1,260 1,303 689 706
    Private households 264 254 148 129 2 4 7 3
    Other industries 15,713 16,213 9,922 10,098 1,258 1,299 682 704
    Self-employed workers, unincorporated 1,244 1,162 782 738 50 45 54 49
    FULL- OR PART-TIME STATUS(4)
    Full-time workers 16,106 16,446 10,171 10,236 1,321 1,341 696 734
    Part-time workers 3,800 3,823 2,451 2,462 292 286 154 133
    Footnotes
    (1) Includes persons of Central or South American origin and of other Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, not shown separately.
    (2) Unpaid family workers are included in total employed, but are not shown separately.
    (3) Includes self-employed workers whose businesses are incorporated.
    (4) Employed persons are classified as full- or part-time workers based on their usual weekly hours at all jobs regardless of the number of hours they are at work during the reference week. Persons absent from work also are classified according to their usual status. Full time is 35 hours or more per week; part time is less than 35 hours.
    NOTE: Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Effective with January 2011 data, occupations reflect the introduction of the 2010 Census occupational classification system into the Current Population Survey, or household survey. This classification system is derived from the 2010 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC). No historical data have been revised. Occupational data for 2011 are not strictly comparable with earlier years.

    Data courtesy of the U.S. Dept. of Labor

    Percent employed persons by detailed industry, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity (Numbers in thousands)
    Data updated March 1, 2011
    On the following table note the large percentage of Hispanics involved in the industries of Agriculture (23.2%), Construction (24.4%), Nondurable Goods Manufacturing (18.9%), and Leisure and Hospitality (19.6%).

    Industry 2011
    Total Percent of total employed
    employed Women Black or Asian Hispanic
    African or Latino
    American
    Total, people 16 years and over 139,869 46.9 10.8 4.9 14.5
    Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting 2,254 24.7 2.3 1 23.2
    Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 817 12.1 4.5 1.6 16
    Construction 9,039 9.2 5.5 1.5 24.4
    Manufacturing 14,336 28.7 8.7 6 15
    Durable goods manufacturing 9,007 24.8 7.2 6.5 12.7
    Nonmetallic mineral products manufacturing 392 18.4 4 2.5 17.5
    Primary metals and fabricated metal products manufacturing 1,658 15.2 5.9 3 15.7
    Machinery manufacturing 1,126 21.5 7.8 3.8 8.8
    Computers and electronic products manufacturing 1,267 33.4 5 17.3 9.1
    Electrical equipment and appliances manufacturing 366 29.6 9.4 4.8 11.6
    Transportation equipment manufacturing 2,022 23.2 9.8 6.4 9.5
    Wood products manufacturing 375 14.1 8 1.7 16
    Furniture and fixtures manufacturing 474 24.2 5.8 2.7 18.2
    Miscellaneous manufacturing 1,328 37.4 7.3 7.5 16.3
    Nondurable goods manufacturing 5,329 35.2 11.1 5.2 18.9
    Food manufacturing 1,685 36.9 13.5 6 27.4
    Beverage and tobacco products manufacturing 260 26 13.8 3.5 12.4
    Textiles, apparel, and leather manufacturing 601 53.4 11 5.9 28.4
    Paper manufacturing and printing 872 27.4 9.1 2.4 10.7
    Petroleum and coal products manufacturing 187 19.1 9.5 4.6 14.8
    Chemicals manufacturing 1,267 35.4 9.6 6.6 12.1
    Plastics and rubber products manufacturing 457 31.6 9.7 3.7 15.8
    Wholesale and retail trade 19,726 44.7 10.2 4.5 14.8
    Wholesale trade 3,798 28.5 7.5 4.6 15.6
    Retail trade 15,927 48.6 10.8 4.5 14.6
    Transportation and utilities 7,200 22.6 15.6 3.9 15.1
    Transportation and warehousing 5,957 22.6 17 4.3 16
    Utilities 1,243 22.2 9 2.1 10.7
    Information 3,150 40.2 10.8 5.6 9.5
    Financial activities 9,386 54.7 9.4 5.5 10.6
    Finance and insurance 6,613 57.6 9.3 6.2 9.7
    Real estate and rental and leasing 2,773 47.6 9.6 4 12.8
    Professional and business services 15,819 41 8.7 6.1 14.7
    Professional and technical services 9,461 42.5 5.9 8.3 6.9
    Management, administrative, and waste services 6,358 38.6 12.8 2.9 26.3
    Education and health services 31,867 74.4 13.8 4.8 10.5
    Educational services 12,965 68.4 10.7 3.7 9.6
    Health care and social assistance 18,902 78.5 16 5.5 11.1
    Hospitals 6,315 75.8 15.3 7.2 8.7
    Health services, except hospitals 9,367 78.1 15.9 5.1 11.2
    Social assistance 3,221 85 17.7 3.5 15.7
    Leisure and hospitality 12,697 50.4 11.2 6.4 19.6
    Arts, entertainment, and recreation 2,922 45.3 8.6 5.1 11.1
    Accommodation and food services 9,775 51.9 12 6.8 22.1
    Other services 6,724 52 9.1 6.6 16.6
    Other services, except private households 6,002 47.5 9.2 6.9 14.3
    Membership associations and organizations 1,800 54.6 10.1 3 7.6
    Private households 722 89.3 8.4 3.7 35.2
    Public administration 6,853 44.7 15.3 3.2 10.1
    Executive offices and legislative bodies 884 53.7 13.7 2.7 11.5
    Public finance activities 346 62.3 17.6 4.7 6.8
    Other general government and support 138 37.3 13.1 3.3 9
    Justice, public order, and safety activities 2,820 33.6 14.3 2.1 10.8
    Administration of human resource programs 976 72.4 21.2 3.9 11.6
    Administration of environmental quality and housing programs 299 41.6 8 3.6 4.6
    Administration of economic programs and space research 594 43.7 13.9 3.8 7.1
    National security and international affairs 795 35.2 17 5.1 10.3
    n.e.c. = not elsewhere classified.
    NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not shown for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 50,000).

     Data courtesy of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

    Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics
    Data updated March 1, 2012
    Note on the graph below, Hispanic workers' median weekly earnings is statistically lower than median weekly earnings for those of other backgrounds. For a Hispanic man the weekly earnings is $571, and for a Hispanic woman the weekly earnings is $518.

    Characteristic Number of workers Median weekly earnings
    (in thousands)
    2010 2011 2010 2011
    White 80,656 81,336  $  765  $  775
         Men 45,685 46,360  $  850  $  856
         Women 34,971 34,976  $  684  $  703
    Black or African American 11,658 11,604  $  611  $  615
         Men 5,376 5,414  $  633  $  653
         Women 6,283 6,191  $  592  $  595
    Asian 4,946 5,197  $  855  $  866
         Men 2,753 2,912  $  936  $  970
         Women 2,193 2,284  $  773  $  751
    Hispanic or Latino ethnicity 14,837 15,147  $  535  $  549
          Men 9,239 9,448  $  560  $  571
          Women 5,598 5,700  $  508  $  518
    NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

      Data courtesy of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 

    Hispanic Workforce Growth
    The Hispanic workforce in the U.S. has grown significantly since 1988.  In 1988 9,000,000 Hispanics were employed in the U.S. workforce. By 2011, 23,000,000 were working in the U.S. workforce.  Please see graph below for annual Hispanic workforce statistics. Mexican-Americans were the largest percent of the 2011 workforce coming in at 63% of the total Hispanic workforce.

    Civilian labor force levels for persons of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity age 16 and older, by detailed ethnic group, 1988–2011 annual averages

    Source: Current Population Survey | Chart Data

    Future of Hispanic Workforce
    The Hispanic workforce is expected to skyrocket from it's 2011 number of 23,000,000 Hispanics in the U.S. workforce to 30.5 million of the labor force (civilian) in 2020. This according to the U.S. BLS 2011 study.

     

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