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Brockton Employment

Employment and Industries in the Brockton, Massachusetts Area

The Brockton, Massachusetts economy is primarily service-oriented, with government, retail stores and hospitals being among the top employers. Light manufacturing, construction, accommodation and food services, social assistance; professional, scientific and technical services; and finance and insurance also provide employment. About 26% of the Brockton labor force is employed in sales and office jobs. Service occupations provide about 25% of the jobs and management, professional and related occupations comprise about 22% of the workforce.

Brockton, Massachusetts has a long tradition of utilizing public-private partnerships to sustain economic development. Also, the Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board along with its vendor, Career Works, helps businesses and also assists in training the workforce.

Brockton's top employers are shown below:

  • City of Brockton
  • Brockton Hospital Inc
  • Brockton Health Corporation
  • W B Mason Co., Inc
  • Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center
  • Massasoit Community College
  • Old Colony Y
  • Enterprise Publishing Company LLC
  • Brockton Area Multi-Services, Inc
  • VKO, Inc
  • Brockton Public School District
  • South Bay Mental Health Trust
  • Jones & Vining, Inc
  • Homemaker Industries, Inc
  • Harborone Credit Union
  • Bridgewater Goddard Park Medical Associates, Inc
  • Plymouth and Brockton Street Railway Company
  • Barbour Corporation
  • MicroWire Products
  • Concord Foods Inc

Jobs more prevalent in Brockton when compared to most other cities are food cooking machine operators and tenders; medical transcriptionists, meeting and convention planners, mechanical engineering technicians, personal care and service workers; and counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession and coffee shop workers.

Noteworthy information regarding Brockton, Massachusetts: The cost of living index in the city in 2008 was at 126.6 which is higher than the country's average of 100. For the population over the age of 25, about 14% have achieved a bachelor's degree or better. In 2009, the average salary in Brockton was $33,000.

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People interested in staying current with local business and industry news may want to read the Enterprise.

Most Popular Jobs in Brockton, Massachusetts Metro Area (2008 data)

Where the Majority of Workers Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Registered nurses 2,190 $72,220 $48,670 - 100,510 24% 56%
2 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 1,400 $68,430 $34,620 - 121,090 8% 51%
3 Elementary school teachers, except special education 1,300 $56,270 $32,280 - 79,670 14% 95%
4 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 1,250 $58,610 $33,520 - 84,700 6% 96%
5 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 740 $51,830 $24,820 - 73,980 11% 95%
6 Accountants and auditors 530 $62,980 $41,420 - 95,070 18% 79%
7 Social and human service assistants 480 $35,990 $25,910 - 52,100 34% 58%
8 Chief executives 470 $146,180 $63,710 - 2% 65%
9 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 420 $47,980 $23,320 - 70,180 20% 87%
10 Child, family, and school social workers 370 $47,540 $25,490 - 65,120 19% 77%
11 Financial managers 330 $81,920 $45,410 - 135,080 13% 60%
12 Coaches and scouts 270 $34,600 $17,320 - 59,820 15% 60%
13 Education administrators, postsecondary 260 $91,780 $53,500 - 147,640 14% 78%
14 Pharmacists 250 $101,830 $76,680 - 128,070 22% 97%
15 Medical and public health social workers 230 $49,710 $28,330 - 75,620 24% 77%
16 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 230 $49,060 $26,530 - 72,030 13% 73%
17 Medical and health services managers 210 $86,170 $56,800 - 114,410 16% 57%
18 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 210 $39,350 $16,640 - 76,390 17% 56%
19 Sales managers 200 $111,630 $59,480 - 10% 69%
20 Sales and related workers, all other 200 $46,670 $41,680 - 52,800 14% 62%
21 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 190 $87,270 $44,810 - 156,130 12% 51%
22 Physical therapists 190 $72,260 $49,580 - 102,270 27% 89%
23 Lawyers 190 $72,100 $37,790 - 106,590 11% 99%
24 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 190 $51,270 $27,640 - 96,350 18% 56%
25 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 180 $44,700 $22,960 - 75,620 30% 77%
26 Social and community service managers 160 $59,460 $35,790 - 88,610 25% 72%
27 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 150 $90,340 $71,210 - 115,250 8% 78%
28 Management analysts 140 $77,820 $48,450 - 114,010 22% 78%
29 Market research analysts 140 $66,500 $39,370 - 109,660 20% 82%
30 Meeting and convention planners 140 $46,060 $29,170 - 73,910 20% 67%
31 Mental health counselors 140 $41,620 $31,690 - 54,420 30% 73%
32 Rehabilitation counselors 140 $34,220 $21,080 - 60,510 23% 73%
33 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 130 $71,430 $54,520 - 100,240 16% 99%
34 Civil engineers 130 $69,160 $44,760 - 102,780 18% 87%
35 Librarians 130 $50,950 $34,140 - 72,670 4% 85%
36 Special education teachers, middle school 120 $57,120 $43,100 - 72,150 16% 87%
37 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 120 $53,470 $31,780 - 75,830 12% 51%
38 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 120 $49,120 $28,100 - 65,960 15% 51%
39 Mechanical engineers 110 $89,640 $50,190 - 4% 78%
40 Network and computer systems administrators 110 $64,710 $47,560 - 84,890 27% 50%
41 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 110 $56,960 $41,240 - 78,350 5% 58%
42 Speech-language pathologists 100 $58,980 $42,540 - 80,180 11% 98%
43 Graphic designers 100 $46,440 $28,120 - 65,190 10% 55%
44 Self-enrichment education teachers 100 $38,320 $23,480 - 50,730 23% 54%
45 Dentists, general 90 $153,460 $50,460 - 9% 100%
46 Purchasing managers 90 $86,020 $43,360 - 137,630 3% 57%
47 Industrial engineers 90 $74,120 $57,260 - 102,140 20% 74%
48 Occupational therapists 90 $61,100 $43,980 - 83,310 23% 90%
49 Training and development specialists 90 $48,800 $22,290 - 82,280 18% 56%
50 Veterinarians 80 $87,190 $33,300 - 161,230 35% 100%
51 Computer systems analysts 80 $70,320 $42,440 - 101,960 29% 68%
52 Computer software engineers, systems software 80 $61,750 $22,130 - 108,650 28% 85%
53 Computer and information systems managers 70 $96,890 $46,730 - 163,370 16% 73%
54 Teachers and instructors, all other 70 $62,490 $36,040 - 113,680 9% 54%
55 Special education teachers, secondary school 70 $60,570 $44,950 - 78,280 9% 87%
56 Marketing managers 60 $125,300 $76,950 - 14% 69%
57 Engineering managers 60 $124,120 $84,720 - 7% 84%
58 Managers, all other 60 $98,810 $58,130 - 149,160 7% 55%
59 Network systems and data communications analysts 60 $85,440 $62,970 - 108,630 53% 57%
60 Public relations specialists 60 $69,720 $40,850 - 105,100 18% 81%
61 Instructional coordinators 60 $63,680 $42,290 - 86,390 23% 79%
62 Health educators 60 $44,380 $28,360 - 68,650 26% 58%
63 Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors 50 $87,050 $37,270 - 108,450 14% 54%
64 Computer programmers 50 $73,290 $45,350 - 107,500 -4% 73%
65 Financial analysts 50 $73,130 $46,290 - 103,990 34% 87%
66 Food scientists and technologists 50 $65,200 $43,690 - 101,030 10% 82%
67 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 50 $63,720 $44,230 - 85,340 18% 56%
68 Social workers, all other 50 $61,810 $43,410 - 85,240 18% 77%
69 Personal financial advisors 50 $50,600 $32,220 - 67,220 41% 81%
70 Physician assistants 40 $91,000 $71,280 - 119,020 27% 67%
71 Dietitians and nutritionists 40 $61,090 $43,250 - 91,010 9% 72%
72 Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program 40 $60,070 $37,280 - 93,850 24% 78%
73 Recreational therapists 40 $51,770 $23,650 - 73,000 4% 77%
74 Surveyors 40 $50,730 $31,190 - 81,550 24% 82%
75 Electrical engineers 30 $83,470 $58,690 - 124,830 6% 81%
76 Database administrators 30 $70,500 $44,910 - 105,700 29% 72%
77 Computer software engineers, applications 30 $63,640 $42,260 - 91,750 45% 85%
78 Merchandise displayers and window trimmers 30 $0 $ - 11% 55%

Where the Majority of Workers Do Not Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Retail salespersons 3,680 $25,250 $17,130 - 38,870 12% 25%
2 Cashiers 2,620 $20,570 $16,930 - 25,570 -3% 10%
3 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 2,100 $20,000 $16,820 - 24,810 18% 5%
4 Office clerks, general 1,950 $34,130 $19,850 - 50,960 13% 19%
5 Waiters and waitresses 1,520 $22,780 $16,880 - 30,770 11% 14%
6 Customer service representatives 1,510 $29,920 $17,360 - 46,530 25% 22%
7 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 1,340 $41,240 $28,440 - 54,100 10% 4%
8 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 1,290 $35,810 $23,960 - 49,560 1% 18%
9 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 1,290 $30,750 $18,960 - 47,450 2% 5%
10 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 1,290 $28,950 $21,970 - 38,280 18% 7%
11 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 1,170 $28,150 $18,850 - 43,150 15% 4%
12 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 1,140 $38,460 $23,850 - 55,340 13% 16%
13 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 1,140 $19,280 $16,740 - 22,500 10% 8%
14 Construction laborers 1,110 $42,290 $27,920 - 61,550 11% 5%
15 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 1,100 $48,890 $30,050 - 72,710 6% 29%
16 Stock clerks and order fillers 1,070 $25,890 $17,740 - 37,980 -8% 8%
17 Teacher assistants 1,050 $23,220 $16,700 - 31,990 10% 18%
18 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 1,040 $44,430 $25,690 - 67,020 4% 25%
19 General and operations managers 1,010 $98,510 $44,990 - 2% 48%
20 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 930 $29,310 $18,310 - 44,210 4% 6%
21 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 820 $39,180 $21,610 - 62,140 8% 4%
22 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 740 $47,960 $33,980 - 65,250 15% 18%
23 Medical secretaries 730 $36,140 $27,100 - 49,220 17% 18%
24 Carpenters 650 $54,590 $36,110 - 76,040 10% 6%
25 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 650 $30,190 $21,680 - 40,480 18% 6%
26 Bartenders 650 $22,640 $17,010 - 31,580 11% 17%
27 Tellers 620 $27,340 $21,490 - 33,000 14% 16%
28 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 590 $35,050 $22,050 - 51,070 11% 14%
29 Team assemblers 580 $28,290 $17,800 - 42,850 0% 5%
30 Receptionists and information clerks 570 $24,580 $17,850 - 33,460 17% 13%
31 Maintenance and repair workers, general 560 $42,010 $25,510 - 59,610 10% 6%
32 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 550 $50,490 $42,200 - 63,000 14% 7%
33 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 540 $56,210 $33,640 - 77,820 -5% 15%
34 Bus drivers, school 540 $32,650 $18,490 - 48,780 9% 4%
35 Packers and packagers, hand 530 $25,950 $16,970 - 47,610 -12% 3%
36 Food preparation workers 520 $21,630 $17,280 - 28,190 15% 7%
37 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 470 $62,110 $43,360 - 81,420 11% 33%
38 Preschool teachers, except special education 450 $31,500 $23,100 - 40,230 26% 43%
39 Cooks, restaurant 440 $28,650 $21,810 - 37,100 12% 5%
40 Child care workers 420 $22,740 $17,790 - 29,780 18% 15%
41 Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 400 $24,500 $18,100 - 31,960 10% 5%
42 Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators 360 $0 $ - -8% 12%
43 Machinists 350 $41,070 $28,280 - 53,690 -3% 3%
44 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 330 $71,750 $46,320 - 99,880 9% 10%
45 Industrial truck and tractor operators 330 $31,850 $18,270 - 42,730 -2% 2%
46 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 330 $23,270 $17,210 - 33,350 13% 5%
47 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 320 $64,780 $44,280 - 85,530 8% 3%
48 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 320 $40,110 $25,950 - 58,070 14% 4%
49 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 310 $38,610 $26,530 - 56,110 11% 4%
50 Dishwashers 310 $20,350 $16,910 - 25,380 10% 3%
51 Postal service mail carriers 300 $0 $ - 1% 11%
52 Electricians 290 $49,180 $34,010 - 64,030 7% 7%
53 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 290 $34,360 $26,200 - 45,300 4% 15%
54 Medical assistants 280 $33,180 $26,380 - 42,590 35% 10%
55 Counter and rental clerks 280 $29,760 $17,570 - 56,580 23% 16%
56 Home health aides 280 $26,950 $21,560 - 32,110 49% 7%
57 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 270 $33,760 $18,340 - 48,320 -7% 14%
58 Pharmacy technicians 270 $28,520 $21,140 - 38,230 32% 16%
59 Dental assistants 260 $39,610 $29,970 - 50,420 29% 9%
60 Medical transcriptionists 260 $0 $ - 14% 10%
61 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 250 $44,560 $33,690 - 57,320 12% 3%
62 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 250 $41,590 $30,290 - 57,530 5% 2%
63 Parts salespersons 250 $35,050 $22,770 - 50,990 -2% 6%
64 Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers 250 $28,090 $19,910 - 38,510 -27% 6%
65 Helpers--production workers 250 $27,350 $18,250 - 33,090 -1% 4%
66 Security guards 240 $28,420 $20,120 - 42,610 17% 13%
67 Cost estimators 230 $71,810 $43,920 - 107,670 19% 32%
68 Radiologic technologists and technicians 230 $64,420 $39,200 - 85,790 15% 25%
69 Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products 230 $60,900 $36,220 - 92,870 -0% 36%
70 Taxi drivers and chauffeurs 230 $21,010 $17,190 - 29,050 13% 15%
71 Business operations specialists, all other 220 $65,800 $40,500 - 93,390 21% 49%
72 Sales representatives, services, all other 220 $64,300 $22,300 - 125,410 28% 48%
73 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 220 $61,830 $38,210 - 95,300 7% 13%
74 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 220 $52,610 $37,090 - 78,050 0% 42%
75 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 210 $97,880 $42,420 - 4% 38%
76 Medical records and health information technicians 210 $31,680 $21,870 - 47,430 18% 12%
77 Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 210 $28,790 $16,720 - 45,560 27% 47%
78 Administrative services managers 200 $73,640 $39,120 - 102,710 12% 40%
79 Printing machine operators 200 $38,270 $19,130 - 60,800 -6% 6%
80 Bill and account collectors 200 $35,510 $25,420 - 49,840 23% 13%
81 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 200 $32,580 $25,540 - 41,550 11% 5%
82 Physicians and surgeons, all other 190 $152,640 $54,480 - 0% 0%
83 Fire fighters 190 $53,940 $38,550 - 75,640 12% 18%
84 Healthcare support workers, all other 190 $38,500 $28,960 - 49,990 16% 10%
85 Personal and home care aides 190 $26,800 $18,300 - 38,600 51% 10%
86 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 180 $56,570 $37,180 - 80,070 10% 17%
87 Automotive body and related repairers 180 $39,730 $23,530 - 54,630 12% 3%
88 Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 170 $58,360 $37,150 - 80,790 9% 47%
89 Eligibility interviewers, government programs 170 $40,540 $23,940 - 56,570 3% 38%
90 Telemarketers 170 $38,230 $24,030 - 58,740 -10% 14%
91 Fence erectors 170 $34,670 $22,070 - 40,150 11% 3%
92 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 170 $34,160 $24,730 - 47,690 -15% 0%
93 Service station attendants 170 $25,740 $17,460 - 39,080 13% 6%
94 Sewing machine operators 170 $23,460 $17,720 - 31,420 -27% 5%
95 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 170 $20,950 $17,210 - 25,650 10% 17%
96 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 160 $50,740 $36,980 - 65,790 9% 3%
97 Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 160 $38,760 $30,830 - 48,090 -1% 22%
98 Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 160 $33,650 $22,980 - 47,700 10% 24%
99 Order clerks 160 $27,720 $19,420 - 40,090 -24% 16%
100 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 160 $26,880 $16,750 - 42,180 14% 3%
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Jobs More Common Near Brockton Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Fence erectors 34,670 170 32.3
Food cooking machine operators and tenders 27,720 150 9.9
Medical transcriptionists 0 260 5.4
Education administrators, postsecondary 91,780 260 5.2
Meeting and convention planners 46,060 140 4.6
Service station attendants 25,740 170 4.3
Mechanical engineering technicians 46,110 100 4.2
Personal care and service workers, all other 19,270 120 3.6
Eligibility interviewers, government programs 40,540 170 3.5
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 19,280 1,140 3.5
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 47,980 420 3.4
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 24,500 400 3.1
Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators 0 360 2.9
First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives 78,560 130 2.8
Medical and public health social workers 49,710 230 2.8
Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products 60,900 230 2.7
Tire repairers and changers 31,060 140 2.7
Coaches and scouts 34,600 270 2.7
Chief executives 146,180 470 2.6
Medical secretaries 36,140 730 2.6
Social and human service assistants 35,990 480 2.5
Mental health and substance abuse social workers 44,700 180 2.5
Rehabilitation counselors 34,220 140 2.4
Mental health counselors 41,620 140 2.3
Child, family, and school social workers 47,540 370 2.3
Sales and related workers, all other 46,670 200 2.3
Social and community service managers 59,460 160 2.2
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs 21,010 230 2.2
Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 71,430 130 2.2
Bus drivers, school 32,650 540 2.2
Special education teachers, middle school 57,120 120 2.1
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 58,610 1,250 2.1
Bartenders 22,640 650 2.1
Sewing machine operators 23,460 170 2.1
Library technicians 35,140 130 2.1
Medical records and health information technicians 31,680 210 2
Helpers--electricians 28,620 130 2
Automotive body and related repairers 39,730 180 2
Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers 28,090 250 2
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 51,830 740 2
Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders 32,260 100 2
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 29,310 930 1.9
Parts salespersons 35,050 250 1.9
Preschool teachers, except special education 31,500 450 1.8
Physical therapists 72,260 190 1.8
Radiologic technologists and technicians 64,420 230 1.8
Construction laborers 42,290 1,110 1.8
Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers 21,030 110 1.8
Tellers 27,340 620 1.8
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 44,560 250 1.7

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Brockton, Massachusetts Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Telemarketers 38,230 1.54 170
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 64,780 1.51 320
First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 97,880 1.4 210
Carpenters 54,590 1.39 650
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 32,580 1.38 200
Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 49,120 1.38 120
Construction laborers 42,290 1.36 1,110
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 39,180 1.35 820
Personal and home care aides 26,800 1.34 190
Office clerks, general 34,130 1.34 1,950
Production, planning, and expediting clerks 54,760 1.34 150
Recreation workers 32,220 1.33 130
Cooks, restaurant 28,650 1.32 440
Healthcare support workers, all other 38,500 1.32 190
Tire repairers and changers 31,060 1.31 140
Cost estimators 71,810 1.28 230
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 62,110 1.28 470
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 26,880 1.28 160
Fire fighters 53,940 1.28 190
Counter and rental clerks 29,760 1.28 280
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 50,490 1.28 550
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 30,750 1.27 1,290
Packers and packagers, hand 25,950 1.27 530
Home health aides 26,950 1.27 280
Social and human service assistants 35,990 1.27 480
Radiologic technologists and technicians 64,420 1.26 230
Service station attendants 25,740 1.26 170
Computer support specialists 52,560 1.25 120
Bus drivers, school 32,650 1.25 540
Medical secretaries 36,140 1.25 730
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 30,190 1.25 650
Sales representatives, services, all other 64,300 1.24 220
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 50,740 1.24 160
Preschool teachers, except special education 31,500 1.24 450
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 47,960 1.24 740
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 71,750 1.23 330
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 24,500 1.23 400
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 28,150 1.23 1,170
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 35,810 1.23 1,290
Dental assistants 39,610 1.23 260
Kindergarten teachers, except special education 58,310 1.23 130
Bus drivers, transit and intercity 37,270 1.23 140
Maintenance and repair workers, general 42,010 1.22 560
Waiters and waitresses 22,780 1.22 1,520
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 23,270 1.22 330
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 68,430 1.21 1,400
Mechanical engineers 89,640 1.21 110
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 28,950 1.21 1,290
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 38,460 1.2 1,140
Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products 60,900 1.2 230

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