An Overview of U.S. Occupational Employment and Wages in 2010

Source: Audrey Watson, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Highlights, June 2011

Ten occupations accounted for more than 1 out of every 5 U.S. jobs in May 2010. Retail salespersons and cashiers were the two largest occupations, with employment of 4.2 and 3.4 million, respectively. The largest occupations also included registered nurses; janitors; and laborers and hand freight, stock, and material movers.

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