Leisure and hospitality has highest unemployment rate among major industries, June 2013

July 09, 2013

In June 2013, leisure and hospitality had the highest unemployment rate among the major industries at 10.7 percent (not seasonally adjusted). The unemployment rate for the nation was 7.8 percent (not seasonally adjusted), down from 8.4 percent a year earlier.

Unemployment rates by industry, not seasonally adjusted, June 2012 and June 2013

Unemployment rates by industry and class of worker, not seasonally adjusted, June 2012 and June 2013
IndustryUnemployment rate
June 2013June 2012

Total

7.88.4

Leisure and hospitality

10.79.8

Construction

9.812.8

Professional and business services

8.28.9

Agriculture and related

8.28.4

Wholesale and retail trade

7.08.3

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

6.44.8

Manufacturing

6.46.9

Transportation and utilities

6.37.2

Other services

6.37.5

Information

5.67.1

Education and health services

5.66.2

Government workers

5.25.2

Financial activities

4.75.6

Note: Other than total and government workers, unemployment rates for specific industries refer to private wage and salary workers whose last job was in that industry.
 

The unemployment rates for construction (9.8 percent) and for wholesale and retail trade (7.0 percent) declined from June 2012 to June 2013. The rates for other major industries were little changed over the year. The unemployment rate for government workers was unchanged at 5.2 percent.

These data are from the Current Population Survey and are not seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see "The Employment Situation — June 2013," (HTML) (PDF) news release USDL‑13‑1284.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Leisure and hospitality has highest unemployment rate among major industries, June 2013 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20130709.htm (visited April 24, 2014).

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