HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
25. Unemployed persons by occupation and sex
[Numbers in thousands]
Occupation Total unemployed Unemployment rates
2014 2015 Total Men Women
2014 2015 2014 2015 2014 2015

Total, 16 years and over(1)

9,617 8,296 6.2 5.3 6.3 5.4 6.1 5.2

Management, professional, and related occupations

1,777 1,504 3.1 2.5 3.0 2.4 3.2 2.7

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

704 602 2.9 2.4 2.7 2.2 3.3 2.7

Management occupations

440 386 2.6 2.2 2.4 2.0 3.1 2.5

Business and financial operations occupations

263 217 3.6 3.0 3.7 2.9 3.6 3.0

Professional and related occupations

1,073 902 3.2 2.6 3.2 2.5 3.1 2.7

Computer and mathematical occupations

120 115 2.7 2.6 2.7 2.5 2.8 2.8

Architecture and engineering occupations

91 80 3.1 2.6 3.2 2.5 3.1 3.5

Life, physical, and social science occupations

54 41 3.8 2.8 4.1 2.9 3.5 2.7

Community and social service occupations

79 59 3.1 2.2 2.7 1.9 3.3 2.4

Legal occupations

44 31 2.4 1.7 1.9 1.2 2.8 2.2

Education, training, and library occupations

306 276 3.4 3.0 3.7 2.8 3.3 3.1

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

193 145 6.2 4.5 6.4 4.4 6.0 4.7

Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations

186 154 2.1 1.7 1.7 1.2 2.3 1.9

Service occupations

2,048 1,855 7.3 6.7 7.5 6.9 7.2 6.5

Healthcare support occupations

197 185 5.4 5.0 5.7 5.0 5.4 5.0

Protective service occupations

145 129 4.4 4.0 4.1 3.7 5.7 5.0

Food preparation and serving related occupations

758 702 8.5 7.9 8.8 8.7 8.3 7.3

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

550 484 8.7 7.8 8.5 7.8 8.8 7.9

Personal care and service occupations

397 354 6.9 6.1 7.7 6.0 6.7 6.2

Sales and office occupations

2,119 1,792 6.0 5.1 5.6 4.9 6.2 5.2

Sales and related occupations

1,022 909 6.1 5.5 5.0 4.4 7.3 6.6

Office and administrative support occupations

1,096 883 5.8 4.7 6.7 5.8 5.5 4.3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

1,171 1,058 8.0 7.2 7.8 6.9 11.6 11.1

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

134 132 11.6 10.9 9.5 10.2 18.2 13.3

Construction and extraction occupations

813 701 9.6 8.4 9.6 8.3 9.4 12.1

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

224 225 4.4 4.3 4.4 4.2 4.1 6.5

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

1,385 1,182 7.4 6.3 6.9 5.7 9.1 8.2

Production occupations

632 513 7.0 5.7 6.3 5.0 8.6 7.3

Transportation and material moving occupations

754 668 7.7 6.8 7.3 6.3 9.9 9.8

No previous work experience

1,086 879 - - - - - -

16 to 19 years

595 481 - - - - - -

20 to 24 years

292 232 - - - - - -

25 years and over

198 166 - - - - - -

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 50,000).

 

Last Modified Date: February 10, 2016