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Women and Minorities in the Workforce

Comment on the presence of women and certain minorities in specific occupations in the United States. Discuss the trend from the data supplied at the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2011), of the Americans employed in management occupations, 51.4% are women, 8.4% are Black, and 7.5% are Hispanic.

Breaking this number further, of the reported chief executives, 25.2% are women, 2.7% are Black, and 4.1% are Hispanic. Construction workers are invariably male, with only 2.3% women, 5.9% Black, and 29.4% Hispanic.

Looking at the site, it appears women dominate in certain industries, in particular, as social and human service assistants (82.4%), as paralegals and legal assistants (84.3%), preschool and kindergarten teachers (97.7%), and as maids and housekeeping cleaners (88.6%), and hairdressers (93%). In many jobs, the presence of women were negligible, such as mining machine operators (1.6%), roofers (1.1%), carpet, floor and tile installers (.5%) and construction managers (6.1%). It is interesting to note, that women, making up 50.8% of the population (U.S. ...

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This detailed solution discusses the presence of women and minorities in specific occupations in the U.S. It gives examples from the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.

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