Largest occupations by number of employees in May 2009

Largest occupations - number of employees This graph displays the number of employees for the largest types of occupation. More than 3,439,380 were employed as cashiers in May 2009.
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Number of employees
Retail salespersons4,209,500
Cashiers3,439,380
Office clerks, general2,815,240
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food2,695,740
Registered nurses2,583,770
Waiters and waitresses2,302,070
Customer service representatives2,195,860
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand2,135,790
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners2,090,400
Stock clerks and order fillers1,864,410
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive1,797,670
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks1,757,870
General and operations managers1,689,680
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer1,550,930
Elementary school teachers, except special education1,544,300
Number of employees
Retail salespersons4,209,500
Cashiers3,439,380
Office clerks, general2,815,240
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food2,695,740
Registered nurses2,583,770
Waiters and waitresses2,302,070
Customer service representatives2,195,860
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand2,135,790
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners2,090,400
Stock clerks and order fillers1,864,410
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive1,797,670
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks1,757,870
General and operations managers1,689,680
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer1,550,930
Elementary school teachers, except special education1,544,300
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This graph displays the number of employees for the largest types of occupation. More than 3,439,380 were employed as cashiers in May 2009.
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Release date
October 2009
Region
United States
Survey time period
May 2009
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