Manufacturing and construction offer good employment opportunities for the non-college-educated workers who make up nearly two thirds of the workforce: Shares of jobs held by workers with given education level, by industry and overall, 2017–2020

High school or less Some college Bachelor’s degree or more
Construction 59.2% 25.4% 15.4%
Manufacturing 43.0% 26.3% 30.7%
Services 33.3% 29.3% 37.4%
Total workforce 36.7% 28.5% 34.7%

Source: Economic Policy Institute analysis of pooled 2017–2020 Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata from EPI Microdata Extracts (EPI 2021a).

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