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Data, Analysis & Documentation Federal Employment Reports

The Twenty Largest Blue-Collar Occupations

as of September 2013 and Compared to September 2012

Occupation CodeOccupationSeptember 2013September 2012ChangePercent Change
3566CUSTODIAL WORKER 12,117 11,893 224 0.02
4749MAINTENANCE MECHANIC 10,632 11,075 -443 -0.04
8852AIRCRAFT MECHANIC 9,856 10,008 -152 -0.02
5801MISC TRANSPORTATION/MOBILE EQUIPMT MAINT 7,665 7,629 36 0.00
6907MATERIALS HANDLER 7,523 8,061 -538 -0.07
7408FOOD SERVICE WORKER 7,541 7,661 -120 -0.02
3806SHEET METAL MECHANIC 7,036 7,323 -287 -0.04
5803HEAVY MOBILE EQUIPMENT MECHANIC 6,310 7,151 -841 -0.12
5703MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATING 5,561 6,837 -276 -0.05
2604ELECTRONICS MECHANIC 5,288 5,631 -343 -0.06
2805ELECTRICIAN 4,460 4,523 -63 -0.01
4102PAINTING 4,007 4.176 -69 -0.04
7404COOKING 3,728 3,717 11 0.00
3414MACHINING 3,471 3,657 -186 -0.05
2610ELECTRONIC INTEGRATED SYSTEMS MECHANIC 3,518 3,621 -103 -0.03
8602AIRCRAFT ENGINE MECHANIC 2,965 3,074 -109 -0.04
4204PIPEFITTING 2,946 2,814 132 -0.05
5716ENGINEERING EQUIPMENT OPERATING 2,639 2,739 -100 -0.04
3502LABORING 2,429 3,089 -660 -0.21
3703WELDING 2,407 2,503 -96 -0.04

SOURCE: U.S. OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
Data Analysis Group
The Enterprise Human Resources Integration-Statistical Data Mart (EHRI-SDM)

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