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Artists in the workforce

NEA Arts Data Profile Series

“Equal Opportunity Data Mining: National Statistics about Working Artists”

Title of Dataset EEO Tables for 2006-2010

Periodicity Every 10 Years

Source/Sponsor U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey; Multiple Agencies

Research Topic Artists in the Workforce; Other Arts/Cultural Occupations

Notable Features

  • 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.

National Overview 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.


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