Equal Opportunity Data Mining: National Statistics about Working Artists
Title of Dataset
EEO Tables for 2006-2010
Every 10 Years
U.S.Census Bureau's American Community Survey; Multiple Agencies*
Artists in the Workforce; Other Arts/Cultural Occupations
- Micro-geographic coverage. Data for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, metro and micro areas; counties; and "places"
- Detailed occupations (including self-employed workers)
- Demographic and socioeconomic variables include age, gender, race and ethnicity, citizenship, disability
status, industry affiliation, earnings, education level, employment
status, place of residency, and place of work
There are 2,081,735 million artists in the United States, identified by the occupation to which they which
devoted the most hours in a given week. These artists fall into one of 11 occupations, and together they compose 1.35 percent of the total workforce.
The U.S. Census Bureau produces the EEO tables for four sponsoring agencies: the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; the Department of Justice; the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs at the Department of Labor; and the Office of Personnel Management.
The Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy, along with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, sponsors the supplemental Disability Tabulations.
Both the EEO and Disability tabulations serve as the federal standard for comparing the race, ethnicity, and gender composition of the labor market within a specified geography and job category.