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Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Ninth District, IL
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Labor Force and Commuting

LABOR FORCE STATUS

Persons 16 years and over..................................... 477,630

In labor force...................................................... 323,509

Percent in labor force........................................ 67.7

Civilian labor force.............................................. 323,326

Employed........................................................ 305,695

Unemployed...................................................... 17,631

Percent unemployed............................................ 5.5

Armed Forces...................................................... 183

Not in labor force.................................................. 154,121

Males 16 years and over....................................... 226,567

In labor force...................................................... 173,828

Percent in labor force........................................ 76.7

Civilian labor force.............................................. 173,667

Employed........................................................ 163,997

Unemployed...................................................... 9,670

Percent unemployed............................................ 5.6

Armed Forces...................................................... 161

Not in labor force.................................................. 52,739

Females 16 years and over..................................... 251,063

In labor force...................................................... 149,681

Percent in labor force........................................ 59.6

Civilian labor force.............................................. 149,659

Employed........................................................ 141,698

Unemployed...................................................... 7,961

Percent unemployed............................................ 5.3

Armed Forces...................................................... 22

Not in labor force.................................................. 101,382

Females 16 years and over..................................... 251,063

With own children under 6 years..................................... 27,903

Percent in labor force............................................ 61.3

With own children 6 to 17 years only................................ 26,426

Percent in labor force............................................ 78.5

Own children under 6 years in families and subfamilies... 38,085

All parents present in household in labor force..................... 22,011

Own children 6 to 17 years in families and subfamilies.......... 61,912

All parents present in household in labor force..................... 43,675

Persons 16 to 19 years.......................................... 25,234

Not enrolled in school and not high school graduate................. 1,956

Employed or in Armed Forces....................................... 830

Unemployed........................................................ 291

Not in labor force................................................ 835

COMMUTING TO WORK

Workers 16 years and over......................................... 300,388

Percent drove alone................................................. 50.8

Percent in carpools................................................. 11.3

Percent using public transportation................................. 28.2

Percent using other means........................................... 1.1

Percent walked or worked at home.................................... 8.6

Mean travel time to work (minutes).................................. 29.5

OCCUPATION

Employed persons 16 years and over................................ 305,695

Executive, administrative, and managerial occupations............... 49,273

Professional specialty occupations.................................. 62,504

Technicians and related support occupations......................... 12,379

Sales occupations................................................... 38,898

Administrative support occupations, including clerical.............. 54,973

Private household occupations....................................... 1,266

Protective service occupations...................................... 6,055

Service occupations, except protective and household................ 30,191

Farming, forestry, and fishing occupations.......................... 1,343

Precision production, craft, and repair occupations................. 20,519

Machine operators, assemblers, and inspectors....................... 14,100

Transportation and material moving occupations...................... 7,226

Handlers, equipment cleaners, helpers, and laborers................. 6,968

INDUSTRY

Employed person 16 years and over................................. 305,695

Agriculture, forestry, and fisheries................................ 1,372

Mining.............................................................. 128

Construction........................................................ 10,078

Manufacturing, nondurable goods..................................... 20,568

Manufacturing, durable goods........................................ 23,816

Transportation...................................................... 12,023

Communications and other public utilities........................... 5,685

Wholesale trade..................................................... 14,143

Retail trade........................................................ 47,597

Finance, insurance, and real estate................................. 32,849

Business and repair services........................................ 18,935

Personal services................................................... 11,397

Entertainment, and recreation services.............................. 5,373

Health services..................................................... 29,024

Educational services................................................ 27,558

Other professional and related services............................. 33,893

Public administration............................................... 11,256

CLASS OF WORKER

Employed persons 16 years and over................................ 305,695

Private wage and salary workers..................................... 252,819

Government workers.................................................. 32,106

Local government workers.......................................... 20,851

State government workers.......................................... 5,582

Federal government workers........................................ 5,673

Self-employed workers............................................... 20,042

Unpaid family workers............................................... 728

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