The unemployment rate (3%) is below the 2001 average (5%). This rate is close to the average for professional occupations.
There were 23,300 workers employed in these occupations in 2001, an increase of 25% since 1994.
The percentage of part-time workers (26%) is above the 2001 average (18%) and has risen significantly since 1994.
The percentage of self-employed workers (56%) is above the 2001 average (16%) and has stayed about the same since 1994.
The earlier-than-average retirement age (57) combined with an expected older-than-average age (43) of worker will likely result in an above-average retirement rate to 2007.
The percentage of women (56%) is above the 2001 average (46%) and has stayed about the same since 1994.