Top occupations for state and local government workers: Occupation shares of state and local government employment
|Elementary and middle school teachers||15.0%|
|Secondary school teachers||4.5%|
|Police and sheriff’s patrol officers||3.8%|
|Secretaries and administrative assistants||2.8%|
|Firefighters, paramedics, and dispatchers||2.6%|
|Janitors and building cleaners||2.5%|
|Managers, all other||2.4%|
|Bailiffs, correctional officers, and jailers||2.1%|
|Special education teachers||1.8%|
|Office clerks, general||1.7%|
|Personal and home care aides||1.5%|
|Lawyers, judges, and other judicial workers||1.2%|
|Preschool and kindergarten teachers||1.1%|
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Note: For detailed occupation names, as well as occupation shares for selected demographic groups, see Appendix Table 1.
Source: EPI analysis of 2017–2019 Current Population Survey microdata.