HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
32. Unemployed persons by occupation, industry, and duration of unemployment
[Numbers in thousands]
Occupation and industry 2015
Unemployed Weeks
Total Less
than
5 weeks
5 to 14
weeks
15 weeks and over Average
(mean)
duration
Median
duration
Total 15 to 26
weeks
27 weeks
and over

Total unemployed(1)

8,296 2,399 2,302 3,595 1,267 2,328 29.2 11.6

No previous work experience

879 242 259 379 130 248 28.5 11.8

OCCUPATION

Management, professional, and related occupations

1,504 426 416 662 220 442 32.3 11.8

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

602 144 160 298 97 202 36.4 14.3

Professional and related occupations

902 282 256 364 123 241 29.5 10.2

Service occupations

1,855 563 504 788 275 513 28.3 11.1

Sales and office occupations

1,792 492 492 809 288 521 29.5 12.3

Sales and related occupations

909 249 252 409 142 267 29.2 12.2

Office and administrative support occupations

883 243 240 400 146 254 29.9 12.4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

1,058 329 293 436 171 265 27.4 10.7

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

132 48 44 40 19 21 18.6 8.6

Construction and extraction occupations

701 221 190 290 117 173 27.5 10.8

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

225 60 59 105 35 71 32.1 13.0

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

1,182 342 332 508 176 331 27.9 11.5

Production occupations

513 145 144 225 76 149 30.0 11.8

Transportation and material moving occupations

668 197 188 283 100 183 26.3 11.2

INDUSTRY(2)

Agriculture and related industries

161 54 53 54 27 27 18.3 9.4

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

87 31 28 28 12 15 18.2 8.4

Construction

636 196 177 264 103 161 27.4 10.7

Manufacturing

683 189 183 311 110 202 31.5 12.7

Durable goods

413 115 109 189 67 123 32.4 12.8

Nondurable goods

270 74 75 122 43 79 30.1 12.4

Wholesale and retail trade

1,146 308 317 522 185 336 29.9 12.6

Transportation and utilities

315 95 85 135 46 90 25.8 11.4

Information

111 30 27 53 13 40 41.3 13.3

Financial activities

255 59 66 130 48 82 33.7 15.2

Professional and business services

915 239 247 429 148 281 31.0 13.0

Education and health services

1,074 325 306 443 153 289 29.2 10.4

Leisure and hospitality

1,132 369 323 441 159 281 25.7 9.9

Other services

342 96 90 156 50 105 31.6 12.5

Public administration

145 36 35 74 26 47 34.8 15.0

Footnotes
(1) Persons whose last job was in the U.S. Armed Forces are included in the unemployed total, but not shown separately.
(2) Industry data refer to wage and salary workers. Persons who were unpaid family workers or self-employed, unincorporated, on their last job are included in the unemployed total, but not shown separately.

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

 

Last Modified Date: February 10, 2016