Managers Take A Hit

I’m updating the previous table I posted on changes in employment by occupation. The biggest surprise—the number of people in ‘management occupations’ is down over the last year. I haven’t gone back and checked, but I wouldn’t be surprised if that was the first time that happened. Very scary.

Feb. 2008-Feb. 2009
Occupations Percent
Change Jobs (thousands)
Healthcare support 11.1% 339
Legal 9.4% 154
Personal care and service 7.9% 363
Life, physical, and social science 5.1% 64
Protective service 4.1% 124
Community and social services 3.0% 67
Healthcare practitioner and technical 2.6% 190
Food preparation and serving 1.0% 75
Education, training, and library 0.5% 44
Installation, maintenance, and repair -0.2% -8
Management occupations -0.3% -42
Business and financial operations -0.4% -22
Transportation and material moving -3.0% -268
Sales and related -4.6% -763
Office and administrative support -4.8% -925
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance -5.4% -284
Architecture and engineering -7.1% -209
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media -7.3% -206
Computer and mathematical -9.0% -342
Farming, fishing, and forestry -11.8% -110
Production -14.6% -1,341
Construction and extraction -15.5% -1,346
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