Industry Employment by Gender in Clackamas County

by Lynn Wallis

February 6, 2017

During 2015, women made up 48 percent of all covered industry employment in Clackamas County, numbering 64,579 workers. Female workers have historically dominated employment in both the health care and private education industries. In 2015, females delivered 75 percent of the employment in health care and social assistance (14,320 jobs) and 71 percent of employment in private education (6,296 jobs). Other industries with significant female employment included retail trade (8,155 jobs), and accommodation and food services (5,744 jobs). Since 2006, employment held by females has increased the most in health care and social assistance (2,143); professional, scientific, and technical services (596); retail trade (500); and accommodation and food services (499).
Males made up 52 percent of all covered employment in Clackamas County during 2015 and numbered 70,911 workers. Male-dominated industries included manufacturing (11,853 jobs or 73%), construction (7,508 jobs or 81%), and wholesale trade (6,841 jobs or 68%). Since 2006, employment held by males has increased the most in industries similar to female workers, which include health care and social assistance (1,388); professional, scientific, and technical services (1,114); retail trade (1,051); and accommodation and food services (626).


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