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Data, Analysis & Documentation Federal Employment Reports

The Twenty Largest Blue-Collar Occupations
as of September 2017 and Compared to September 2016

Occupation CodeOccupationSeptember 2017September 2016ChangePercent Change
3566 CUSTODIAL WORKING 13032 13068 -36 -0.28
4749 MAINTENANCE MECHANIC 10478 10859 -381 -3.51
8852 AIRCRAFT MECHANIC 10221 10178 43 0.42
7408 FOOD SERVICE WORKING 7629 7630 -1 -0.01
5801 MISC TRANSPORTATION/MOBILE EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 7382 7677 -295 -3.84
3806 SHEET METAL MECHANIC 7058 7175 -117 -1.63
6907 MATERIALS HANDLER 6620 6863 -243 -3.54
5803 HEAVY MOBILE EQUIPMENT MECHANIC 6058 6035 23 0.38
5703 vMOTOR VEHICLE OPERATING 5363 5565 -202 -3.63
2805 ELECTRICIAN 4725 4681 44 0.94
2604 ELECTRONICS MECHANIC 4617 4737 -120 -2.53
4102 PAINTING 3933 3989 -56 -1.4
7404 COOKING 3831 3850 -19 -0.49
4204 PIPEFITTING 3443 3536 -93 -2.63
3414 MACHINING 3406 3482 -76 -2.18
2610 ELECTRONIC INTEGRATED SYSTEMS MECHANIC 3333 3323 10 0.3
5334 MARINE MACHINERY MECHANIC 2880 2826 54 1.91
8602 AIRCRAFT ENGINE MECHANIC 2698 2758 -60 -2.18
3703 WELDING 2664 2665 -1 -0.04
5716 ENGINEERING EQUIPMENT OPERATING 2661 2711 -50 -1.84

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

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