HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
25. Unemployed persons by occupation and sex
[Numbers in thousands]
Occupation Total unemployed Unemployment rates
2011 2012 Total Men Women
2011 2012 2011 2012 2011 2012

Total, 16 years and over(1)

13,747 12,506 8.9 8.1 9.4 8.2 8.5 7.9

Management, professional, and related occupations

2,458 2,318 4.5 4.1 4.4 3.8 4.5 4.4

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

1,067 935 4.7 4.0 4.5 3.7 5.0 4.3

Management occupations

700 615 4.4 3.7 4.2 3.3 4.8 4.3

Business and financial operations occupations

366 320 5.5 4.6 5.5 4.8 5.4 4.5

Professional and related occupations

1,392 1,383 4.3 4.2 4.4 3.9 4.3 4.4

Computer and mathematical occupations

155 144 4.1 3.6 3.8 3.3 5.0 4.7

Architecture and engineering occupations

149 123 5.1 4.2 4.9 3.7 6.2 6.8

Life, physical, and social science occupations

51 55 3.8 4.0 4.3 4.4 3.2 3.5

Community and social service occupations

122 113 4.9 4.7 3.9 5.3 5.5 4.4

Legal occupations

68 50 3.7 2.7 2.6 1.5 4.7 3.9

Education, training, and library occupations

410 426 4.5 4.8 4.7 4.1 4.5 5.0

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

225 225 7.5 7.4 8.1 7.6 6.7 7.2

Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations

212 246 2.7 3.0 2.0 2.3 2.9 3.2

Service occupations

2,727 2,540 9.9 9.1 10.0 9.0 9.8 9.1

Healthcare support occupations

284 276 7.8 7.3 8.2 7.7 7.7 7.3

Protective service occupations

206 205 6.0 6.2 5.1 5.4 9.3 9.1

Food preparation and serving related occupations

1,037 925 11.8 10.3 12.2 10.3 11.5 10.4

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

725 692 11.7 11.0 11.8 10.5 11.4 11.7

Personal care and service occupations

474 443 8.7 7.8 8.9 8.1 8.6 7.7

Sales and office occupations

3,135 2,775 8.7 7.7 8.2 7.3 8.9 8.0

Sales and related occupations

1,481 1,318 8.8 7.9 7.2 6.3 10.4 9.4

Office and administrative support occupations

1,653 1,457 8.5 7.6 9.8 8.8 8.0 7.1

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

2,000 1,668 13.3 11.5 13.1 11.2 17.5 17.9

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

181 167 15.3 14.4 13.4 12.0 21.8 21.6

Construction and extraction occupations

1,414 1,181 16.6 14.4 16.5 14.3 17.7 17.7

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

406 320 7.7 6.2 7.5 6.0 11.4 12.3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

2,099 1,845 11.3 9.8 10.9 9.3 12.9 11.5

Production occupations

1,025 865 11.2 9.3 10.4 8.5 13.0 11.3

Transportation and material moving occupations

1,073 980 11.4 10.3 11.2 10.0 12.6 12.0

No previous work experience

1,284 1,316 - - - - - -

16 to 19 years

739 758 - - - - - -

20 to 24 years

319 334 - - - - - -

25 years and over

226 224 - - - - - -

Footnotes
(1) Includes a small number of persons whose last job was in the Armed Forces.

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: February 5, 2013