The unemployment rate (4%) is close to the 2001 average (5%).
This rate is below the average for professional occupations.
There were 24,000 workers employed in these occupations in 2001, an increase of 3% since 1994.
The percentage of part-time workers is 10% compared to the 2001 average of 18% and has stayed about the same since 1994.
The percentage of self-employed workers is 22% compared to the 2001 average of 16% and has stayed about the same since 1994.
The earlier-than-average retirement age (57) combined with an expected older-than-average age (41) of worker will likely result in an above-average retirement rate to 2007.
The percentage of women is 47% compared to the 2001 average of 46% and has stayed about the same since 1994.
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