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The Twenty Largest Blue-Collar Occupations
as of September 2016 and compared to September 2015

Occupation CodeOccupationSeptember 2016September 2015ChangePercent Change
3566 CUSTODIAL WORKING 13,068 12,793 275 2.15%
4749 MAINTENANCE MECHANIC 10,859 10,636 223 2.1%
8852 AIRCRAFT MECHANIC 10,178 10,035 143 1.43%
5801 MISC TRANSPORTATION/MOBILE EQUIPMT MAINT 7,677 7,749 -72 -0.93%
7408 FOOD SERVICE WORKING 7,630 7,577 53 0.70%
3806 SHEET METAL MECHANIC 7,175 6,839 336 4.91%
6907 MATERIALS HANDLER 6,859 7,081 -222 -3.14%
5803 HEAVY MOBILE EQUIPMENT MECHANIC 6,035 6,491 -456 -7.03%
5703 MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATING 5,565 5,406 159 2.94%
2604 ELECTRONICS MECHANIC 4,737 4,905 -168 -3.43%
2805 ELECTRICIAN 4,681 4,641 40 0.86%
4102 PAINTING 3,989 3,991 -2 -0.05%
7404 COOKING 3,850 3,794 56 1.48%
4204 PIPEFITTING 3,536 3,515 21 0.60%
3414 MACHINING 3,482 3,417 65 1.90%
2610 ELECTRONIC INTEGRATED SYSTEMS MECHANIC 3,323 3,401 -78 -2.29%
5334 MARINE MACHINERY MECHANIC 2,826 2,766 60 2.17%
8602 AIRCRAFT ENGINE MECHANIC 2,758 2,693 65 2.41%
5716 ENGINEERING EQUIPMENT OPERATING 2,711 2,635 76 2.88%
3703 WELDING 2,665 2,684 -19 -0.71%

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

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