The U.S. Census Bureau currently collects data on industry, occupation, and class of worker for Americans in the labor force on several surveys. The American Community Survey (ACS), the Current Population Survey (CPS), and the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) are the largest ones. In addition, industry and occupation data are collected on a number of other surveys conducted on behalf of external sponsors.
These data cover the type of business conducted by a person’s employer, the ownership of that business, and the specific kind of work that that person performs. Prior to the 2010 Census, data on industry, occupation, and class of worker were also collected on the decennial long-form.
The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau in honor of Women’s History Month:
In honor of Women’s History Month, the U.S. Census Bureau released today a graphic showing median earnings by detailed occupation from the 2015 American Community Survey.
The occupation table shows the male-to-female earnings ratio for full-time, year-round workers in the past 12 months.
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