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Most common industries

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 (%)

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 of 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 supervisors and 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 in Foster

Unemployment by year (%)

Unemployment by year (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.7%Males
  • 5.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 17.5%Males
  • 21.1%Females
Unemployment in 2013:
Foster:

9.4%
Rhode Island:

9.5%
Unemployment in 2012:
Foster:

10.2%
Rhode Island:

10.3%
Unemployment in 2011:
Foster:

12.1%
Rhode Island:

11.2%
Unemployment in 2010:
Foster:

12.7%
Rhode Island:

11.7%
Unemployment in 2009:
Foster:

6.6%
Rhode Island:

7.1%
Unemployment in 2008:
Foster:

7.5%
Rhode Island:

7.7%
Unemployment in 2007:
Foster:

5.6%
Rhode Island:

5.2%
Unemployment in 2006:
Foster:

5.5%
Rhode Island:

5.1%
Unemployment in 2005:
Foster:

5.4%
Rhode Island:

5.1%
Unemployment in 2004:
Foster:

5.8%
Rhode Island:

5.2%
Unemployment in 2003:
Foster:

5.4%
Rhode Island:

5.4%
Unemployment in 2002:
Foster:

4.9%
Rhode Island:

5.1%
Unemployment in 2001:
Foster:

4.8%
Rhode Island:

4.5%
Unemployment in 2000:
Foster:

4.2%
Rhode Island:

4.2%
Unemployment in 1999:
Foster:

4.7%
Rhode Island:

4.2%
Unemployment in 1998:
Foster:

4.8%
Rhode Island:

4.6%
Unemployment in 1997:
Foster:

5.9%
Rhode Island:

5.2%
Unemployment in 1996:
Foster:

6.2%
Rhode Island:

5.3%
Unemployment in 1995:
Foster:

6.5%
Rhode Island:

6.2%
Unemployment in 1994:
Foster:

6.6%
Rhode Island:

6.8%
Unemployment in 1993:
Foster:

7.2%
Rhode Island:

7.9%
Unemployment in 1992:
Foster:

8.8%
Rhode Island:

8.8%
Unemployment in 1991:
Foster:

8.3%
Rhode Island:

8.1%
Unemployment in 1990:
Foster:

5.7%
Rhode Island:

6.1%

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)

Travel time to work

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

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)

Means of transportation to work

Means of transportation to work - Foster

Means of transportation to work - Rhode Island

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 (%)

Employee of private company:
Foster:

55.0% (1,262)
Rhode Island:

66.9% (335,216)
Self-employed in own incorporated business:
Foster:

4.3% (98)
Rhode Island:

3.3% (16,647)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers:
Foster:

10.6% (243)
Rhode Island:

10.3% (51,704)
Local government workers:
Foster:

10.2% (235)
Rhode Island:

6.7% (33,698)
State government workers:
Foster:

7.2% (165)
Rhode Island:

4.6% (23,172)
Federal government workers:
Foster:

1.0% (22)
Rhode Island:

2.4% (12,228)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business:
Foster:

11.5% (264)
Rhode Island:

5.4% (26,974)
Unpaid family workers:
Foster:

0.3% (6)
Rhode Island:

0.2% (1,092)

Class of Workers (%) - Males

Employee of private company - Males:
Foster:

57.8% (719)
Rhode Island:

69.2% (178,819)
Self-employed in own incorporated business - Males:
Foster:

7.4% (92)
Rhode Island:

4.8% (12,406)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers - Males:
Foster:

7.3% (91)
Rhode Island:

6.5% (16,690)
Local government workers - Males:
Foster:

5.1% (63)
Rhode Island:

5.3% (13,791)
State government workers - Males:
Foster:

7.0% (87)
Rhode Island:

4.2% (10,825)
Federal government workers - Males:
Foster:

1.2% (15)
Rhode Island:

3.1% (8,047)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business - Males:
Foster:

13.8% (172)
Rhode Island:

6.6% (17,109)
Unpaid family workers - Males:
Foster:

0.5% (6)
Rhode Island:

0.2% (553)

Class of Workers (%) - Females

Employee of private company - Females:
Foster:

51.7% (543)
Rhode Island:

64.5% (156,397)
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 - Females:
Foster:

14.5% (152)
Rhode Island:

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

16.4% (172)
Rhode Island:

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

7.4% (78)
Rhode Island:

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

0.7% (7)
Rhode Island:

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

8.8% (92)
Rhode Island:

4.1% (9,865)
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