TABLE 2-4U.S. Employment, by Industry/Sector, 2006

IndustriesEmployment (M)Percentage
Trade, transportation, and utilities26.119.0
Professional and business17.212.6
Health care14.810.8
Leisure and hospitality13.09.5
Education13.09.5
Government (except education)11.78.5
Finance, insurance, and real estate8.36.1
Information and telecommunication3.12.2
Other5.43.9
Services Sector112.682.1
Manufacturing14.310.3
Construction7.55.5
Agriculture2.21.6
Mining0.70.5
Goods Sector24.717.9
Total137.3100.0

SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2006.

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Engineering a Learning Healthcare System: A Look at the Future: Workshop Summary.
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Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2011.
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