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Most common industries (%)

Most common industries for males (%)

Most common industries for females (%)

Most Common Industries

Industry

All

Males

Females

Health care14.3% (329)6.5% (81)23.6% (248)
Educational services11.1% (255)6.3% (79)16.8% (176)
Construction8.8% (202)15.0% (187)1.4% (15)
Public administration6.4% (146)6.6% (82)6.1% (64)
Professional, scientific, and technical services5.6% (129)5.5% (68)5.8% (61)
Finance and insurance4.5% (103)3.2% (40)6.0% (63)
Accommodation and food services3.7% (84)4.4% (55)2.8% (29)
Metal and metal products2.4% (56)3.6% (45)1.0% (11)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting2.3% (53)3.1% (39)1.3% (14)
Personal and laundry services2.3% (53)1.0% (13)3.8% (40)
Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations2.2% (50)2.0% (25)2.4% (25)
Repair and maintenance2.0% (45)3.1% (39)0.6% (6)
Social assistance2.0% (45)1.0% (12)3.1% (33)
Administrative and support and waste management services1.9% (43)2.3% (29)1.3% (14)
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers1.8% (42)2.3% (29)1.2% (13)
Motor vehicle and parts dealers1.7% (38)2.6% (32)0.6% (6)
Arts, entertainment, and recreation1.5% (35)1.4% (18)1.6% (17)
Computer and electronic products1.5% (35)2.4% (30)0.5% (5)
Food and beverage stores1.4% (32)1.5% (19)1.2% (13)
Transportation equipment1.1% (26)2.1% (26)0.0% (0)
Miscellaneous manufacturing1.1% (26)1.6% (20)0.6% (6)
Plastics and rubber products1.1% (26)1.1% (14)1.1% (12)
Truck transportation1.0% (22)1.0% (12)1.0% (10)
Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers1.0% (22)1.8% (22)0.0% (0)
Chemicals0.9% (21)1.1% (14)0.7% (7)
Real estate and rental and leasing0.9% (20)1.1% (14)0.6% (6)
Other direct selling establishments0.9% (20)0.4% (5)1.4% (15)
Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers0.7% (15)1.2% (15)0.0% (0)
U. S. Postal service0.7% (15)1.2% (15)0.0% (0)
Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers0.6% (14)0.6% (7)0.7% (7)
Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries0.6% (14)0.0% (0)1.3% (14)
Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores0.6% (13)0.6% (7)0.6% (6)
Gasoline stations0.6% (13)1.0% (13)0.0% (0)
Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers0.6% (13)0.0% (0)1.2% (13)
Apparel, fabrics, and notions merchant wholesalers0.6% (13)0.0% (0)1.2% (13)
Broadcasting and telecommunications0.5% (12)0.6% (7)0.5% (5)
Alcoholic beverages merchant wholesalers0.5% (12)1.0% (12)0.0% (0)
Nonmetallic mineral products0.5% (12)1.0% (12)0.0% (0)
Paper0.5% (11)0.4% (5)0.6% (6)
Electrical equipment, appliances, and components0.5% (11)0.5% (6)0.5% (5)
Department and other general merchandise stores0.5% (11)0.0% (0)1.0% (11)
Health and personal care, except drug, stores0.5% (11)0.9% (11)0.0% (0)
Book stores and news dealers0.4% (10)0.0% (0)1.0% (10)
Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores0.4% (10)0.4% (5)0.5% (5)
Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores0.4% (9)0.0% (0)0.9% (9)
Private households0.4% (9)0.0% (0)0.9% (9)
Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers0.3% (8)0.6% (8)0.0% (0)
Utilities0.3% (8)0.6% (8)0.0% (0)
Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers0.3% (8)0.6% (8)0.0% (0)
Management of companies and enterprises0.3% (7)0.0% (0)0.7% (7)
Rail transportation0.3% (7)0.6% (7)0.0% (0)
Office supplies and stationery stores0.3% (7)0.2% (3)0.4% (4)
Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers0.3% (7)0.6% (7)0.0% (0)
Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers0.3% (7)0.6% (7)0.0% (0)
Beverage and tobacco products0.3% (6)0.5% (6)0.0% (0)
Pharmacies and drug stores0.3% (6)0.0% (0)0.6% (6)
Clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores0.3% (6)0.0% (0)0.6% (6)
Furniture and related product manufacturing0.3% (6)0.5% (6)0.0% (0)
Machinery0.3% (6)0.5% (6)0.0% (0)
Wood products0.3% (6)0.5% (6)0.0% (0)
Recyclable material merchant wholesalers0.2% (5)0.0% (0)0.5% (5)
Printing and related support activities0.2% (5)0.4% (5)0.0% (0)
Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers0.2% (4)0.3% (4)0.0% (0)

Most common occupations (%)

Most common occupations for males (%)

Most common occupations for females (%)

Most common occupations

Occupation

All

Males

Females

Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers5.3% (122)5.1% (64)5.5% (58)
Other sales and related workers including supervisors4.3% (99)6.7% (83)1.5% (16)
Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors4.1% (94)2.3% (29)6.2% (65)
Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers3.9% (89)0.0% (0)8.5% (89)
Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists3.3% (75)1.8% (23)5.0% (52)
Carpenters3.1% (72)5.8% (72)0.0% (0)
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations3.1% (71)3.5% (44)2.6% (27)
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides3.0% (68)0.4% (5)6.0% (63)
Secretaries and administrative assistants2.9% (66)0.0% (0)6.3% (66)
Retail sales workers except cashiers2.7% (62)2.4% (30)3.0% (32)
Business operations specialists2.6% (60)3.2% (40)1.9% (20)
Computer specialists2.4% (56)3.4% (42)1.3% (14)
Metal workers and plastic workers2.3% (52)3.8% (47)0.5% (5)
Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors2.2% (51)3.2% (40)1.0% (11)
Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing2.1% (49)2.9% (36)1.2% (13)
Registered nurses2.1% (48)0.0% (0)4.6% (48)
Health technologists and technicians2.1% (48)0.0% (0)4.6% (48)
Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers2.0% (46)2.2% (27)1.8% (19)
Other production occupations including supervisors2.0% (46)2.8% (35)1.0% (11)
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers1.9% (44)3.1% (38)0.6% (6)
Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers1.9% (44)3.5% (44)0.0% (0)
Top executives1.9% (43)2.4% (30)1.2% (13)
Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers1.5% (35)2.8% (35)0.0% (0)
Laborers and material movers, hand1.4% (33)1.4% (18)1.4% (15)
Lawyers1.4% (31)1.8% (23)0.8% (8)
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks1.3% (29)0.4% (5)2.3% (24)
Cooks and food preparation workers1.3% (29)1.9% (24)0.5% (5)
Waiters and waitresses1.3% (29)0.5% (6)2.2% (23)
Child care workers1.3% (29)0.5% (6)2.2% (23)
Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks1.2% (27)0.0% (0)2.6% (27)
Personal appearance workers1.1% (26)0.0% (0)2.5% (26)
Construction laborers1.1% (25)2.0% (25)0.0% (0)
Other financial specialists1.1% (25)1.4% (18)0.7% (7)
Postsecondary teachers1.1% (25)0.6% (7)1.7% (18)
Information and record clerks except customer service representatives1.1% (25)0.9% (11)1.3% (14)
Physicians and surgeons1.0% (23)1.3% (16)0.7% (7)
Secondary school teachers1.0% (23)0.8% (10)1.2% (13)
Life, physical, and social science technicians1.0% (22)0.9% (11)1.0% (11)
Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers0.9% (21)1.4% (17)0.4% (4)
Farmers and farm managers0.9% (20)1.1% (14)0.6% (6)
Engineers0.9% (20)1.6% (20)0.0% (0)
Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers0.9% (20)0.7% (9)1.0% (11)
Agricultural workers including supervisors0.9% (20)1.6% (20)0.0% (0)
Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors0.9% (20)1.6% (20)0.0% (0)
Cashiers0.8% (19)0.6% (8)1.0% (11)
Financial managers0.7% (17)0.3% (4)1.2% (13)
Therapists0.7% (17)0.0% (0)1.6% (17)
Customer service representatives0.7% (17)0.0% (0)1.6% (17)
Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians0.7% (15)1.2% (15)0.0% (0)
Librarians, curators, and archivists0.7% (15)0.6% (8)0.7% (7)
Assemblers and fabricators0.6% (14)1.1% (14)0.0% (0)
Art and design workers0.6% (14)1.1% (14)0.0% (0)
Other healthcare support occupations0.6% (14)0.5% (6)0.8% (8)
Supervisors, construction and extraction workers0.6% (13)1.0% (13)0.0% (0)
Social scientists and related workers0.6% (13)1.0% (13)0.0% (0)
Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations0.6% (13)0.6% (8)0.5% (5)
Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers0.5% (12)0.0% (0)1.1% (12)
Media and communication equipment workers0.5% (12)0.6% (8)0.4% (4)
Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters0.5% (11)0.9% (11)0.0% (0)
Electricians0.5% (11)0.9% (11)0.0% (0)
Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers0.4% (10)0.8% (10)0.0% (0)
Law enforcement workers including supervisors0.4% (10)0.0% (0)1.0% (10)
Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations0.4% (9)0.0% (0)0.9% (9)
Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors0.3% (8)0.6% (8)0.0% (0)
Life and physical scientists0.3% (8)0.6% (8)0.0% (0)
Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses0.3% (7)0.0% (0)0.7% (7)
Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand0.3% (7)0.6% (7)0.0% (0)
Special education teachers0.3% (7)0.0% (0)0.7% (7)
Accountants and auditors0.3% (6)0.5% (6)0.0% (0)
Woodworkers0.3% (6)0.5% (6)0.0% (0)
Other transportation workers0.3% (6)0.5% (6)0.0% (0)
Communications equipment operators0.2% (5)0.0% (0)0.5% (5)
Painters and paperhangers0.2% (5)0.4% (5)0.0% (0)
Religious workers0.2% (5)0.4% (5)0.0% (0)
Other construction workers and helpers0.2% (4)0.3% (4)0.0% (0)
Other protective service workers including supervisors0.1% (3)0.2% (3)0.0% (0)
Unemployment by race in 2000:

Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic males: 4.7%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 5.4%


Unemployment rate for two or more race males: 17.5%
Unemployment rate for two or more race females: 21.1%

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work (%)

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work:
12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m.:
Foster:

0.5% (12)
Rhode Island:

2.4% (11,721)
5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m.:
Foster:

2.7% (60)
Rhode Island:

1.9% (9,427)
5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.:
Foster:

2.4% (53)
Rhode Island:

3.4% (16,776)
6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m.:
Foster:

11.4% (256)
Rhode Island:

7.4% (36,550)
6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m.:
Foster:

12.1% (273)
Rhode Island:

11.2% (55,159)
7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m.:
Foster:

17.3% (391)
Rhode Island:

13.7% (67,410)
7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m.:
Foster:

14.9% (335)
Rhode Island:

15.2% (74,686)
8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m.:
Foster:

10.6% (239)
Rhode Island:

12.7% (62,164)
8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m.:
Foster:

5.1% (116)
Rhode Island:

6.3% (31,014)
9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.:
Foster:

5.1% (116)
Rhode Island:

5.5% (26,918)
10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m.:
Foster:

1.3% (30)
Rhode Island:

2.3% (11,126)
11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.:
Foster:

1.5% (33)
Rhode Island:

1.1% (5,446)
12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m.:
Foster:

6.1% (138)
Rhode Island:

7.6% (37,510)
4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.:
Foster:

5.8% (131)
Rhode Island:

6.9% (34,003)

Percentage of workers working in this county: 68.7%
Number of people working at home: 72 (3.2% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work (%)

Working at home - Foster

Working at home - Rhode Island

Travel time to work:
Less than 5 minutes:
Foster:

1.3% (29)
Rhode Island:

3.4% (16,500)
5 to 9 minutes:
Foster:

3.9% (88)
Rhode Island:

12.0% (59,005)
10 to 14 minutes:
Foster:

6.1% (137)
Rhode Island:

17.3% (85,107)
15 to 19 minutes:
Foster:

7.1% (161)
Rhode Island:

17.1% (83,738)
20 to 24 minutes:
Foster:

11.5% (260)
Rhode Island:

15.5% (76,224)
25 to 29 minutes:
Foster:

5.3% (119)
Rhode Island:

6.2% (30,333)
30 to 34 minutes:
Foster:

25.3% (570)
Rhode Island:

10.7% (52,752)
35 to 39 minutes:
Foster:

7.8% (176)
Rhode Island:

2.3% (11,163)
40 to 44 minutes:
Foster:

7.8% (176)
Rhode Island:

2.7% (13,119)
45 to 59 minutes:
Foster:

13.6% (307)
Rhode Island:

5.2% (25,297)
60 to 89 minutes:
Foster:

3.7% (83)
Rhode Island:

3.5% (16,992)
90 or more minutes:
Foster:

3.4% (77)
Rhode Island:

2.0% (9,680)

Travel time to work (in minutes) by means of transportation (%)

Travel time to work by means of transportation:
Less than 30 minutes - other means:
Foster:

36.5% (794)
Rhode Island:

74.0% (346,100)
30 to 44 minutes - public transportation:
Foster:

100.0% (5)
Rhode Island:

21.5% (2,617)
30 to 44 minutes - other means:
Foster:

42.1% (917)
Rhode Island:

15.9% (74,417)
45 to 59 minutes - other means:
Foster:

14.1% (307)
Rhode Island:

5.2% (24,213)
60 or more minutes - other means:
Foster:

7.3% (160)
Rhode Island:

4.9% (22,983)

Means of transportation to work - Foster

Means of transportation to work - Rhode Island

Means of transportation to work:
Drove car alone:
Foster:

88.5% (1,995)
Rhode Island:

80.1% (393,322)
Carpooled:
Foster:

6.2% (140)
Rhode Island:

10.4% (51,004)
Bus or trolley bus:
Foster:

0.2% (5)
Rhode Island:

1.9% (9,171)
Bicycle:
Foster:

0.3% (6)
Rhode Island:

0.3% (1,338)
Walked:
Foster:

1.3% (30)
Rhode Island:

3.8% (18,717)
Other means:
Foster:

0.3% (7)
Rhode Island:

0.6% (3,118)

Private vehicle occupancy (%)

Private vehicle occupancy:
Drove alone:
Foster:

93.4% (1,995)
Rhode Island:

88.5% (393,322)
In 2 person carpool:
Foster:

5.2% (110)
Rhode Island:

9.3% (41,362)
In 3 person carpool:
Foster:

1.1% (24)
Rhode Island:

1.3% (5,736)
In 5-6 person carpool:
Foster:

0.3% (6)
Rhode Island:

0.3% (1,129)

Class of Workers (%)

Class of Workers (%) - Males

Class of Workers (%) - Females

Class of Workers:
Employee of private company:
Foster:

55.0% (1,262)
Rhode Island:

66.9% (335,216)
    Employee of private company - Males:
    Foster:

    57.8% (719)
    Rhode Island:

    69.2% (178,819)
    Employee of private company - Females:
    Foster:

    51.7% (543)
    Rhode Island:

    64.5% (156,397)
Self-employed in own incorporated business:
Foster:

4.3% (98)
Rhode Island:

3.3% (16,647)
    Self-employed in own incorporated business - Males:
    Foster:

    7.4% (92)
    Rhode Island:

    4.8% (12,406)
    Self-employed in own incorporated business - Females:
    Foster:

    0.6% (6)
    Rhode Island:

    1.7% (4,241)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers:
Foster:

10.6% (243)
Rhode Island:

10.3% (51,704)
    Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers - Males:
    Foster:

    7.3% (91)
    Rhode Island:

    6.5% (16,690)
    Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers - Females:
    Foster:

    14.5% (152)
    Rhode Island:

    14.4% (35,014)
Local government workers:
Foster:

10.2% (235)
Rhode Island:

6.7% (33,698)
    Local government workers - Males:
    Foster:

    5.1% (63)
    Rhode Island:

    5.3% (13,791)
    Local government workers - Females:
    Foster:

    16.4% (172)
    Rhode Island:

    8.2% (19,907)
State government workers:
Foster:

7.2% (165)
Rhode Island:

4.6% (23,172)
    State government workers - Males:
    Foster:

    7.0% (87)
    Rhode Island:

    4.2% (10,825)
    State government workers - Females:
    Foster:

    7.4% (78)
    Rhode Island:

    5.1% (12,347)
Federal government workers:
Foster:

1.0% (22)
Rhode Island:

2.4% (12,228)
    Federal government workers - Males:
    Foster:

    1.2% (15)
    Rhode Island:

    3.1% (8,047)
    Federal government workers - Females:
    Foster:

    0.7% (7)
    Rhode Island:

    1.7% (4,181)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business:
Foster:

11.5% (264)
Rhode Island:

5.4% (26,974)
    Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business - Males:
    Foster:

    13.8% (172)
    Rhode Island:

    6.6% (17,109)
    Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business - Females:
    Foster:

    8.8% (92)
    Rhode Island:

    4.1% (9,865)
Unpaid family workers:
Foster:

0.3% (6)
Rhode Island:

0.2% (1,092)
    Unpaid family workers - Males:
    Foster:

    0.5% (6)
    Rhode Island:

    0.2% (553)


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