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Figure H-5. Percentage of employed persons 16 years and older who are black or Hispanic, by selected occupation: 2007

Figure Updated: December 2008

Figure H-5. Percentage of employed persons 16 years and older who are black or Hispanic, by selected occupation: 2007.

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.

Related Information

Table H-4. Employed persons 16 years and older, by detailed occupation and race/ethnicity: 1994–2007 annual averages

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