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The Twenty Largest Blue-Collar Occupations
as of September 2014 and compared to September 2013

Occupation CodeOccupationSeptember 2014September 2013ChangePercent Change
3566 CUSTODIAL WORKING 12,467 12,117 350 2.81%
4749 MAINTENANCE MECHANIC 10,510 10,632 -122 -1.16%
8852 AIRCRAFT MECHANIC 10,015 9,856 159 1.59%
5801 MISC TRANSPORTATION/MOBILE EQUIPMT MAINT 7,856 7,665 191 2.43%
7408 FOOD SERVICE WORKING 7,477 7,541 -64 -0.86%
6907 MATERIALS HANDLER 7,328 7,523 -195 -2.66%
3806 SHEET METAL MECHANIC 6,805 7,036 -231 -3.39%
5803 HEAVY MOBILE EQUIPMENT MECHANIC 6,449 6,310 139 2.16%
5703 MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATING 5,459 5,561 -102 -1.87%
2604 ELECTRONICS MECHANIC 5,057 5,288 -231 -4.57%
2805 ELECTRICIAN 4,490 4,460 30 0.67%
4102 PAINTING 4,070 4,007 63 1.55%
7404 COOKING 3,747 3,728 19 0.51%
2610 ELECTRONIC INTEGRATED SYSTEMS MECHANIC 3,445 3,518 -73 -2.12%
3414 MACHINING 3,308 3,471 -163 -4.93%
4204 PIPEFITTING 3,129 2,946 183 5.85%
8602 AIRCRAFT ENGINE MECHANIC 2,751 2,965 -214 -7.78%
5716 ENGINEERING EQUIPMENT OPERATING 2,591 2,639 -48 -1.85%
3502 LABORING 2,546 2,429 117 4.60%
5334 MARINE MACHINERY MECHANIC 2,534 2,350 184 7.26%

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

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