Monday, January 30, 2017
Ind. Gov't. - "Indiana lawmakers' occupations not representative of population"
Michael Reschke of the $$ Bloomington Herald-Times reported Sunday:
When it comes to occupations, the Indiana General Assembly doesn’t exactly mirror the state’s workforce. According to occupational employment statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor for May 2015 — the most recent available online — Indiana’s 92,490 retail salespersons accounted for the largest percentage of the state’s 2.9 million workers. Combined food preparation and service workers made up the second-largest category, with 84,250 people.Although the full-text is available only to subscribers, Indiana Economic Digest has republished this portion of the story.
Nearly 30 percent of the Indiana General Assembly’s 150 members are business owners, by far the largest occupation category in a Herald-Times analysis. The Legislature’s 24 lawyers or attorneys make up the second-largest category, at about 15 percent.
The Department of Labor’s data set did not include a category specifically for business owners, but lawyers made up about 0.2 percent of the state’s workforce.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 30, 2017 09:42 AM
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