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The Twenty Largest Blue-Collar Occupations
as of September 2015 and compared to September 2014

Occupation CodeOccupationSeptember 2015September 2014ChangePercent Change
3566 CUSTODIAL WORKING 12,793 12,467 326 2.61%
4749 MAINTENANCE MECHANIC 10,636 10,510 126 1.20%
8852 AIRCRAFT MECHANIC 10,035 10,015 20 0.20%
5801 MISC TRANSPORTATION/MOBILE EQUIPMT MAINT 7,749 7,856 -107 -1.36%
7408 FOOD SERVICE WORKING 7,577 7,477 100 1.34%
6907 MATERIALS HANDLER 7,081 7,328 -247 -3.37%
3806 SHEET METAL MECHANIC 6,839 6,805 34 0.50%
5803 HEAVY MOBILE EQUIPMENT MECHANIC 6,491 6,449 42 0.65%
5703 MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATING 5,372 5,459 -87 -1.59%
2604 ELECTRONICS MECHANIC 4,905 5,057 -152 -3.01%
2805 ELECTRICIAN 4,641 4,490 151 3.36%
4102 PAINTING 3,991 4,070 -79 -1.94%
7404 COOKING 3,794 3,747 47 1.25%
4204 PIPEFITTING 3,515 3,129 386 12.34%
3414 MACHINING 3,417 3,308 109 3.30%
2610 ELECTRONIC INTEGRATED SYSTEMS MECHANIC 3,401 3,445 -44 -1.28%
5334 MARINE MACHINERY MECHANIC 2,766 2,534 232 9.16%
8602 AIRCRAFT ENGINE MECHANIC 2,693 2,751 -58 -2.11%
3703 WELDING 2,684 2,461 223 9.06%
5716 ENGINEERING EQUIPMENT OPERATING 2,635 2,591 44 1.70%

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

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