Figure H-5. Percentage of employed persons 16 years and older who are black or Hispanic, by selected occupation: 2007
Figure Updated: December 2008
S = suppressed because fewer than 50,000 weighted cases.
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey, 2007.
In 2007, blacks and Hispanics were lower percentages of professional and related occupations (including scientists and engineers) than of all occupations.
- Hispanics were 14% and blacks were 11% of all occupations in 2007.
- Hispanics were 4%–5% of mathematical and computer scientists, engineers, and postsecondary teachers.
- Blacks were 7% or less of postsecondary teachers, engineers, engineering technologists and technicians, and mathematical and computer scientists. They were also 6% or less of lawyers and judges and physicians but were 15% of health technologists and technicians.