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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.

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.

Although the full-text is available only to subscribers, Indiana Economic Digest has republished this portion of the story.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 30, 2017 09:42 AM
Posted to Indiana Government