Cheryl Russell, who's been at it as editorial director for New Strategist Press for going-on three decades, knows where government statisticians bury treasure troves of data insight, and how to filter them out so that we innumerates can make heads or tails of it all.

Here, she combs through Bureau of Labor Statistics' employment data from the Current Population Survey to extract the 10 detailed occupations in which non-Hispanic Whites represent the largest percentage of that occupation's workforce. It looks like this:

Non-Hispanic White share of workers (average = 64%)

  1. Tool and die makers: 95.5%
  2. Aircraft pilots and flight engineers: 94.9%
  3. Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers: 94.1%
  4. Medical transcriptionists: 91.0%
  5. Veterinarians: 90.9%
  6. Chiropractors: 90.1%
  7. Television, video, and motion picture camera operators: 89.9%
  8. Fundraisers: 89.8%
  9. Construction and building inspectors: 89.1%
  10. Appraisers and assessors of real estate: 88.8%

Two hit close to home builders, No. 9 and No. 10.

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