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Data, Analysis & Documentation Federal Employment Reports

The Twenty Largest Blue-Collar Occupations

as of September 2012 and Compared to September 2011

Occupation CodeOccupationSeptember 2012September 2011ChangePercent Change
3566CUSTODIAL WORKER 11,893 11,818 75 0.01
4749MAINTENANCE MECHANIC 11,075 11,448 -373 -0.03
8852AIRCRAFT MECHANIC 10,008 10,223 -215 -0.02
6907MATERIALS HANDLER 8,061 8,447 -386 -0.05
7408FOOD SERVICE WORKER 7,661 7,894 -233 -0.03
5801MISC TRANSPORTATION/MOBILE EQUIPMT MAINT 7,629 7,474 155 0.02
3806SHEET METAL MECHANIC 7,323 7,443 -120 -0.02
5803HEAVY MOBILE EQUIPMENT MECHANIC 7,151 7,457 -306 -0.04
5703MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATING 5,837 6,145 -308 -0.05
2604ELECTRONICS MECHANIC 5,631 5,688 -57 -0.01
2805ELECTRICIAN 4,523 4,551 -28 -0.01
4102PAINTING 4,176 4.257 -81 -0.02
7404COOKING 3,717 3,728 -11 0.00
3414MACHINING 3,657 3,824 -167 -0.04
2610ELECTRONIC INTEGRATED SYSTEMS MECHANIC 3,621 3,659 -38 -0.01
3502LABORING 3,089 3,529 -440 -0.12
8602AIRCRAFT ENGINE MECHANIC 3,074 3,114 -40 -0.01
4204PIPEFITTING 2,814 2,854 -40 -0.01
5716ENGINEERING EQUIPMENT OPERATING 2,739 2,860 -121 -0.04
3703WELDING 2,503 2,627 -124 -0.05

SOURCE: U.S. OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
Data Analysis Group
The Enterprise Human Resources Integration-Statistical Data Mart (EHRI-SDM)

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