43 percent of workers are in highly gendered occupations: Percentage of workers in occupations in which more than 75 percent of workers are of a single gender, 2011–2015

Type of occupation Frequency
Gendered occupations 42.7%
Mixed occupations 57.3%

Notes: We define gendered-occupations as occupations in which more than 75 percent of workers are of one gender. This definition is based on the definition of "traditional" occupations included in the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998 S.250-6. Employment counts are averaged over the time period, 2011-2015.

Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation group data

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