From the press release:
The U.S. Census Bureau released today the 2006-2010 American Community Survey Equal Employment Opportunity Tabulation. The tabulation consists of 107 tables about the labor force crossed by sex, race and ethnicity. The U.S. Census Bureau has produced this tabulation after every decennial census since the 1970s. However, for the first time, this tabulation uses American Community Survey (2006-2010) estimates.
The tabulation — available on American FactFinder (the Census Bureau’s online statistics search tool) — is produced for the federal agencies responsible for monitoring employment practices and enforcing civil rights laws for the workforce. Employers use these estimates to measure their compliance with laws and regulations. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Employment Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs at the Department of Labor, and the Office of Personnel Management sponsored this tabulation.
The latest tabulation provides information about the labor force across several variables, including detailed occupations, industry, earnings, education, and age by residence, worksite and commuting flows for the nation, states, metro areas, counties and places. The estimates include new tables on unemployment status and citizenship status. The 488 detailed occupations in the tabulation are based on the 2010 Standard Occupational Classification.
The tabulation shows, for example, that women’s representation increased in many health care occupations over the past decade. Women were 50 percent of veterinarians in 2006-2010, increasing from 40 percent in 2000. About 32 percent of physicians and surgeons were women, increasing from 27 percent in 2000. Dentists also showed an increase in female representation from 18 percent to 23 percent.
However, more women were employed as secretaries and administrative assistants than in any other occupation (3.8 million), followed by cashiers (2.8 million) and elementary and middle school teachers (2.7 million). Since the first Equal Employment Opportunity Tabulation based on the 1970 Census, secretary has been the largest occupation category among women.
Complete list of tables