U.S. adults that stood frequently or exerted themselves at work 2015, by occupation

Percentage of U.S. adults that frequently stood or exerted themselves at work as of 2015, by occupation

by John Elflein, last edited Feb 15, 2018
U.S. adults that stood frequently or exerted themselves at work 2015, by occupation This statistic displays the percentage of adult workers that were frequently exerted or stood frequently at work as of 2015, by occupation. According to the data, among those that worked in legal services, only 3.1 percent frequently exerted themselves at work compared to 80.4 percent of those working in construction and extraction.
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Percentage of U.S. adults that frequently stood or exerted themselves at work as of 2015, by occupation

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Frequent exertion at workFrequent standing at work
Construction and extraction80.4%90.9%
Farming, fishing and forestry77.4%91.7%
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance76.3%91.7%
Installation, maintenance and repair75.5%88.6%
Food preparation and serving related66.1%97.2%
Production68.3%84.9%
Healthcare support63.6%87.6%
Transportation and material moving67.5%67.4%
Healthcare practitioners and technical54.4%86.5%
Personal care and service53.8%86.8%
Sales and related40.6%73.9%
Protective service35.6%84.7%
Education, training and library25.8%82.2%
Office and administrative support26.3%47.5%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports and media24.8%45.1%
Management23.7%52%
Community and social services16.5%53.9%
Life, physical and social science15.1%50.2%
Architecture and engineering11.1%39.8%
Business and financial operations9.2%26.1%
Computer and mathematics6.7%18.8%
Legal3.1%20.6%
Frequent exertion at workFrequent standing at work
Construction and extraction80.4%90.9%
Farming, fishing and forestry77.4%91.7%
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance76.3%91.7%
Installation, maintenance and repair75.5%88.6%
Food preparation and serving related66.1%97.2%
Production68.3%84.9%
Healthcare support63.6%87.6%
Transportation and material moving67.5%67.4%
Healthcare practitioners and technical54.4%86.5%
Personal care and service53.8%86.8%
Sales and related40.6%73.9%
Protective service35.6%84.7%
Education, training and library25.8%82.2%
Office and administrative support26.3%47.5%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports and media24.8%45.1%
Management23.7%52%
Community and social services16.5%53.9%
Life, physical and social science15.1%50.2%
Architecture and engineering11.1%39.8%
Business and financial operations9.2%26.1%
Computer and mathematics6.7%18.8%
Legal3.1%20.6%
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by John Elflein, last edited Feb 15, 2018
This statistic displays the percentage of adult workers that were frequently exerted or stood frequently at work as of 2015, by occupation. According to the data, among those that worked in legal services, only 3.1 percent frequently exerted themselves at work compared to 80.4 percent of those working in construction and extraction.
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