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Nontraditional Employment for Women (Continued)

  What is a Nontraditional Job?
  Nontraditional Employment Data
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Nontraditional Employment Data

Some provisions of the federal Workforce Investment Act require a program focus on nontraditional occupations. Programs aimed at strengthening the self-sufficiency of female welfare recipients are also emphasizing nontraditional jobs, which tend to offer higher wages and benefits than the female-dominated occupations, such as, child care workers, typists, maids and housekeepers, and general office clerks.

Data extracted from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing, Equal Employment Opportunity file for California are used to determine if an occupation is nontraditional.

California 2000 Labor Force by Gender for Detailed Occupations (Excel format)

Within this Excel file, there are two worksheets:
  • Sorted by Percent Female sorted by the percent of females for the occupation in ascending order (from zero to 100%)
  • Sorted by SOC sorted by the Standard Occupation Classification code
Occupations that have less than 25 percent female are highlighted in yellow. The number in parenthesis after the occupational title is the Census Bureau Occupation code. The Standard Occupational Code is in a separate column following the occupation title. The universe for these data is the civilian labor force.

Data for the United States are available from the 2007 Current Population Survey at the U.S. Department of Labor, Women's Bureau Web site.

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