Rate of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

August, 2002


We reviewed U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data on the rate of carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis per 10,000 full-time workers. We certainly expected to find high rates in manufacturing and other physical industries such as construction. However, we did not expect to find the second highest rate of carpal tunnel syndrome in the insurance, finance, and real estate industries.