HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
26. Unemployed persons by industry, class of worker, and sex
[Numbers in thousands]
Industry and class of worker Total unemployed Unemployment rates
2010 2011 Total Men Women
2010 2011 2010 2011 2010 2011

Total, 16 years and over(1)

14,825 13,747 9.6 8.9 10.5 9.4 8.6 8.5

Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers(2)

11,808 10,655 9.9 9.0 10.9 9.4 8.9 8.5

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

73 52 9.4 6.1 9.5 6.1 8.4 6.8

Construction

1,801 1,383 20.6 16.4 21.1 17.0 16.0 11.3

Manufacturing

1,622 1,373 10.6 9.0 9.9 8.4 12.4 10.2

Durable goods

1,074 887 11.2 9.2 10.6 8.7 13.2 10.6

Nonmetallic mineral products

64 46 13.6 11.0 13.4 11.4 14.6 9.0

Primary metals and fabricated metal products

196 169 11.7 9.4 12.0 9.3 10.3 10.4

Machinery manufacturing

124 95 9.9 7.9 8.9 7.5 13.1 9.1

Computers and electronic products

130 111 9.5 8.1 7.6 7.3 13.4 9.7

Electrical equipment and appliances

38 36 8.9 9.1 8.3 7.6 10.2 12.4

Transportation equipment

246 194 11.5 9.0 10.3 8.3 15.3 11.1

Wood products

61 52 14.4 12.8 14.0 11.8 16.8 18.9

Furniture and fixtures

83 59 15.6 11.6 15.6 12.1 15.9 9.9

Miscellaneous manufacturing

132 127 10.2 9.1 9.3 8.0 11.7 10.9

Nondurable goods

548 485 9.6 8.5 8.6 7.9 11.5 9.7

Food manufacturing

155 152 8.6 8.4 7.5 7.7 10.5 9.7

Beverage and tobacco products

28 16 9.1 6.1 7.9 6.8 12.8 4.0

Textiles, apparel, and leather

90 73 14.2 11.4 13.5 11.5 14.7 11.3

Paper manufacturing and printing

109 100 11.0 10.6 9.8 8.9 13.8 14.6

Petroleum and coal products

14 12 6.7 6.1 6.8 6.1 6.2 6.4

Chemicals

95 81 7.6 6.1 6.9 6.0 8.8 6.2

Plastics and rubber products

57 51 11.3 10.1 10.8 9.3 12.7 11.8

Wholesale and retail trade

1,963 1,834 9.5 8.9 9.3 8.1 9.8 9.9

Wholesale trade

287 268 7.3 6.9 7.2 6.3 7.7 8.4

Retail trade

1,675 1,566 10.0 9.4 10.0 8.8 10.1 10.1

Transportation and utilities

492 484 8.4 8.2 8.3 8.0 8.8 8.8

Transportation and warehousing

460 438 9.4 8.8 9.3 8.7 9.8 9.1

Utilities

32 46 3.4 4.9 3.3 4.0 3.7 7.4

Information(3)

303 222 9.7 7.3 9.4 7.0 10.2 7.8

Publishing, except Internet

70 45 10.8 7.3 10.7 7.4 10.8 7.2

Motion pictures and sound recording industries

57 43 13.0 10.7 12.0 10.7 14.7 10.8

Radio and television broadcasting and cable subscription programming

51 38 8.3 6.2 8.9 5.6 7.2 7.3

Telecommunications

109 85 9.2 7.3 8.3 6.7 10.8 8.4

Libraries, archives, and other information services

4 2 4.5 2.5 7.8 4.5 2.8 1.5

Financial activities

626 582 6.9 6.4 7.0 6.6 6.8 6.2

Finance and insurance

442 394 6.6 5.9 6.6 5.9 6.6 5.9

Finance

295 256 6.9 6.0 6.8 5.7 6.9 6.2

Insurance

147 138 6.2 5.9 6.2 6.4 6.2 5.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

184 188 7.6 7.7 7.8 8.0 7.3 7.3

Real estate

127 148 6.4 7.2 6.3 7.5 6.5 7.0

Rental and leasing services

57 40 12.8 9.8 12.7 9.6 12.9 10.2

Professional and business services

1,561 1,430 10.8 9.7 10.6 9.2 11.1 10.4

Professional and technical services

543 498 6.5 5.8 5.7 4.8 7.5 7.1

Management, administrative, and waste services(3)

1,018 932 16.8 15.0 16.7 14.7 17.0 15.5

Administrative and support services

964 883 17.4 15.8 17.4 15.5 17.4 16.2

Waste management and remediation services

48 38 11.1 9.3 12.0 10.1 6.5 5.9

Education and health services

1,243 1,217 5.8 5.6 5.9 5.3 5.7 5.7

Educational services

279 284 6.4 6.4 6.9 6.4 6.2 6.5

Health care and social assistance

964 933 5.6 5.4 5.4 4.9 5.7 5.6

Hospitals

170 167 3.0 2.9 3.3 3.6 2.9 2.7

Health services, except hospitals

582 532 6.4 5.9 6.4 4.7 6.4 6.2

Social assistance

213 234 8.6 9.3 7.7 9.3 8.8 9.3

Leisure and hospitality

1,592 1,527 12.2 11.6 12.4 11.3 11.9 11.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

291 282 11.6 11.5 13.4 12.1 9.4 10.7

Accommodation and food services

1,301 1,246 12.3 11.6 12.1 11.1 12.5 12.1

Accommodation

174 156 11.2 10.3 11.0 8.1 11.4 12.1

Food services and drinking places

1,127 1,089 12.5 11.9 12.3 11.6 12.6 12.1

Other services

533 551 8.5 8.8 9.3 9.3 7.8 8.3

Other services, except private households

438 445 8.0 8.2 9.1 9.1 6.7 7.1

Repair and maintenance

189 195 10.7 10.9 11.1 10.9 7.8 10.3

Personal and laundry services

131 140 7.4 8.0 8.8 9.0 6.9 7.6

Membership associations and organizations

118 110 6.1 5.8 5.7 5.6 6.3 5.9

Private households

96 106 12.5 12.8 18.8 16.3 11.8 12.4

Agricultural and related private wage and salary workers(2)

211 190 13.9 12.5 13.2 11.5 16.4 15.6

Government workers

969 1,013 4.4 4.7 4.5 4.6 4.3 4.7

Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers

617 605 5.9 6.0 6.7 6.5 4.6 5.0

No previous work experience

1,220 1,284 - - - - - -

Footnotes
(1) Includes a small number of persons whose last job was in the Armed Forces.
(2) Includes self-employed workers whose businesses are incorporated.
(3) Includes other industries, not shown separately.

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 35,000).

Last Modified Date: March 1, 2012