HOUSEHOLD DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-31. Unemployed persons by industry, class of worker, and sex
[Numbers in thousands]
Industry and class of worker Total unemployed Unemployment rates
Aug.
2015
Aug.
2016
Total Men Women
Aug.
2015
Aug.
2016
Aug.
2015
Aug.
2016
Aug.
2015
Aug.
2016

Total, 16 years and over(1)

8,162 7,996 5.2 5.0 4.9 4.7 5.5 5.3

Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers(2)

6,039 5,820 4.9 4.6 4.6 4.4 5.1 4.9

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

77 42 8.0 5.4 8.0 5.7 8.4 3.5

Construction

525 454 6.1 5.1 6.3 5.2 3.9 3.9

Manufacturing

639 652 4.0 4.2 3.5 4.1 5.1 4.4

Durable goods

426 415 4.2 4.2 3.7 4.3 5.9 3.9

Nonmetallic mineral products

17 12 3.5 2.6 2.7 3.1 7.1 0.0

Primary and fabricated metal products

75 67 4.3 4.2 3.7 4.3 6.8 3.6

Machinery manufacturing

38 66 3.1 5.4 3.2 5.9 2.7 3.8

Computer and electronic products

60 66 4.4 4.8 3.4 5.2 7.3 3.9

Electrical equipment and appliances

20 9 5.9 2.3 3.7 3.6 10.4 0.0

Transportation equipment

92 93 3.7 3.7 3.4 3.2 4.8 5.3

Wood products

10 29 2.4 6.1 2.8 7.3 - 0.0

Furniture and related products

41 13 9.3 3.2 10.7 4.4 4.6 0.0

Miscellaneous manufacturing

74 60 4.6 4.2 3.5 3.5 6.7 5.5

Nondurable goods

213 237 3.6 4.1 3.2 3.5 4.2 5.0

Food manufacturing

72 81 3.8 4.6 3.4 3.7 4.4 6.0

Beverage and tobacco products

3 14 0.9 4.1 1.2 4.8 - -

Textile, apparel, and leather

37 53 6.2 7.8 4.1 3.8 8.1 10.4

Paper and printing

33 34 3.7 3.8 3.2 4.4 4.8 2.5

Petroleum and coal products

8 2 3.4 1.1 2.6 0.9 - -

Chemicals

42 31 3.0 2.4 3.6 3.0 2.1 1.4

Plastics and rubber products

18 21 3.3 3.4 3.1 3.2 3.7 3.7

Wholesale and retail trade

1,034 985 5.1 4.9 4.9 4.4 5.3 5.5

Wholesale trade

129 126 3.7 3.5 3.9 3.8 3.1 2.7

Retail trade

905 859 5.4 5.2 5.2 4.6 5.6 5.8

Transportation and utilities

251 331 4.0 5.0 2.9 3.9 8.1 8.7

Transportation and warehousing

239 285 4.4 5.1 3.2 4.0 9.0 8.7

Utilities

12 46 1.4 4.6 1.2 3.4 2.0 8.3

Information(3)

151 130 5.2 5.0 4.3 4.9 6.7 5.1

Publishing, except Internet

24 34 4.0 7.1 2.7 10.5 5.3 3.6

Motion picture and sound recording industries

32 25 8.5 5.9 10.7 5.4 4.7 6.5

Radio and television broadcasting and cable subscription programming

30 34 4.7 6.2 5.4 7.6 3.2 3.8

Telecommunications

38 33 4.1 3.5 1.9 1.8 8.3 6.4

Financial activities

236 269 2.5 2.8 2.6 2.9 2.4 2.7

Finance and insurance

143 170 2.1 2.4 2.0 2.7 2.2 2.2

Finance

86 92 2.0 2.1 1.8 2.4 2.2 1.8

Insurance

57 78 2.3 3.1 2.5 3.4 2.2 2.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

93 98 3.5 3.7 3.6 3.3 3.3 4.1

Real estate

67 74 3.0 3.3 3.2 2.7 2.7 3.9

Rental and leasing services

26 24 6.3 5.6 5.1 5.4 9.3 6.1

Professional and business services

852 749 5.4 4.4 5.2 4.1 5.6 4.9

Professional and technical services

284 272 3.0 2.6 2.4 2.2 3.7 3.3

Management, administrative, and waste services(3)

568 477 9.0 7.2 9.2 6.9 8.7 7.8

Administrative and support services

530 443 9.5 7.5 9.8 7.2 9.2 8.0

Waste management and remediation services

36 30 6.4 5.8 7.0 6.1 3.6 4.8

Education and health services

934 956 4.1 4.1 3.1 3.6 4.4 4.2

Educational services

278 330 6.1 7.2 5.0 6.2 6.6 7.7

Health care and social assistance

656 625 3.6 3.3 2.3 2.7 3.9 3.5

Hospitals

102 87 1.7 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.8 1.3

Health services, except hospitals

385 393 3.9 4.0 2.5 3.1 4.2 4.2

Social assistance

169 145 6.8 5.6 4.2 4.0 7.3 5.9

Leisure and hospitality

1,012 962 7.2 6.6 7.0 6.7 7.5 6.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

145 175 5.1 6.0 5.5 7.3 4.6 4.4

Accommodation and food services

867 787 7.8 6.8 7.4 6.5 8.1 7.0

Accommodation

125 95 7.3 5.0 5.1 4.8 8.9 5.2

Food services and drinking places

742 692 7.9 7.1 7.8 6.7 8.0 7.4

Other services

328 290 4.8 4.2 4.2 3.3 5.4 5.0

Other services, except private households

227 232 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.2 3.9 4.5

Repair and maintenance

101 83 5.2 4.6 4.8 4.2 7.9 7.0

Personal and laundry services

74 68 3.9 3.2 1.9 3.3 4.8 3.2

Membership associations and organizations

51 80 2.6 3.8 3.2 1.4 2.1 5.7

Private households

101 59 10.9 7.2 - - 10.0 7.0

Agricultural and related private wage and salary workers(2)

87 67 5.3 3.7 5.2 2.8 5.7 6.3

Government wage and salary workers

779 778 3.7 3.7 3.2 2.9 4.2 4.4

Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers

319 371 3.2 3.7 3.2 3.5 3.2 3.9

No previous work experience

938 959 - - - - - -

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 75,000).

 

Last Modified Date: September 02, 2016