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
May
2015
May
2016
Total Men Women
May
2015
May
2016
May
2015
May
2016
May
2015
May
2016

Total, 16 years and over(1)

8,370 7,207 5.3 4.5 5.4 4.6 5.2 4.5

Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers(2)

6,379 5,473 5.2 4.4 5.2 4.4 5.2 4.4

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

72 96 7.2 11.1 7.9 11.7 3.1 8.0

Construction

569 461 6.7 5.2 6.9 5.4 4.7 3.1

Manufacturing

702 738 4.6 4.7 4.5 4.0 4.9 6.4

Durable goods

405 466 4.1 4.7 4.1 4.3 4.1 5.9

Nonmetallic mineral products

15 27 3.5 6.0 3.6 6.9 3.0 -

Primary and fabricated metal products

109 67 6.2 3.9 6.2 3.0 6.0 7.6

Machinery manufacturing

38 56 2.8 4.7 2.7 4.7 3.1 4.9

Computer and electronic products

47 52 4.0 4.4 4.3 4.9 3.3 3.2

Electrical equipment and appliances

18 24 4.5 5.1 1.2 6.3 12.0 2.8

Transportation equipment

93 97 3.9 3.9 4.0 3.7 3.6 4.9

Wood products

17 27 3.8 6.1 3.6 5.0 - -

Furniture and related products

15 34 4.2 8.3 4.8 10.7 - 1.6

Miscellaneous manufacturing

54 83 3.4 5.2 3.7 2.8 3.0 9.4

Nondurable goods

297 272 5.4 4.8 5.2 3.5 5.8 7.1

Food manufacturing

126 111 7.5 6.2 7.0 4.3 8.4 8.9

Beverage and tobacco products

3 12 1.4 4.0 0.5 2.5 - -

Textile, apparel, and leather

56 15 8.9 2.4 12.2 0.3 6.1 4.3

Paper and printing

39 48 4.6 5.2 4.5 4.8 4.9 6.2

Petroleum and coal products

0 10 0.0 5.5 0.0 3.6 - -

Chemicals

57 51 4.1 3.8 3.6 3.3 4.9 4.8

Plastics and rubber products

17 25 3.2 4.5 3.9 2.5 1.6 9.5

Wholesale and retail trade

1,237 981 6.0 5.0 4.8 4.3 7.4 5.8

Wholesale trade

123 110 3.3 3.1 3.3 3.0 3.4 3.4

Retail trade

1,114 871 6.6 5.4 5.3 4.7 7.9 6.2

Transportation and utilities

261 254 4.2 3.9 4.0 4.3 4.9 2.4

Transportation and warehousing

231 213 4.5 3.9 4.4 4.5 4.8 1.8

Utilities

30 41 3.0 3.8 2.0 3.5 5.5 4.5

Information(3)

90 134 3.3 5.2 2.5 5.3 4.6 5.0

Publishing, except Internet

12 18 2.4 3.4 2.1 3.7 2.8 3.2

Motion picture and sound recording industries

15 38 3.6 9.7 3.3 6.6 4.0 13.3

Radio and television broadcasting and cable subscription programming

24 32 3.8 5.6 2.0 6.8 7.5 2.8

Telecommunications

29 31 3.3 4.0 2.7 3.2 4.7 5.3

Financial activities

214 178 2.3 1.8 2.7 1.9 2.0 1.8

Finance and insurance

136 149 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 1.9 2.1

Finance

98 93 2.4 2.1 2.3 1.8 2.5 2.4

Insurance

38 56 1.5 2.3 2.2 3.6 1.1 1.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

78 29 2.9 1.0 3.6 0.8 2.2 1.2

Real estate

62 28 2.8 1.1 3.5 0.9 2.0 1.3

Rental and leasing services

16 0 4.0 0.1 3.9 0.2 4.0 0.0

Professional and business services

963 713 6.1 4.3 5.9 4.2 6.4 4.4

Professional and technical services

370 282 3.9 2.8 3.1 2.7 5.1 2.9

Management, administrative, and waste services(3)

593 431 9.4 6.5 10.0 6.4 8.6 6.7

Administrative and support services

533 410 9.5 6.9 10.1 6.9 8.6 7.0

Waste management and remediation services

37 15 7.9 3.2 8.9 2.7 3.6 5.2

Education and health services

806 679 3.5 2.9 3.0 2.9 3.7 2.9

Educational services

246 139 5.1 2.9 4.4 3.0 5.5 2.9

Health care and social assistance

560 540 3.1 2.9 2.4 2.9 3.2 2.9

Hospitals

119 95 1.9 1.5 1.7 1.6 2.0 1.4

Health services, except hospitals

342 334 3.6 3.4 2.5 3.4 3.8 3.4

Social assistance

99 112 4.2 4.3 4.6 4.9 4.1 4.2

Leisure and hospitality

1,117 933 7.9 6.6 8.2 6.1 7.6 7.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

161 160 6.4 6.3 6.5 6.0 6.3 6.5

Accommodation and food services

956 774 8.2 6.7 8.6 6.1 7.8 7.2

Accommodation

128 112 7.6 7.0 4.9 5.2 9.5 8.3

Food services and drinking places

828 661 8.3 6.6 9.1 6.2 7.5 7.0

Other services

348 305 5.3 4.6 5.3 3.9 5.4 5.3

Other services, except private households

278 230 4.9 3.9 5.4 3.6 4.4 4.3

Repair and maintenance

127 82 7.2 4.9 7.1 4.5 7.5 8.3

Personal and laundry services

98 63 5.3 3.3 4.1 3.2 5.9 3.4

Membership associations and organizations

54 85 2.6 3.8 3.2 2.4 2.1 4.7

Private households

69 75 8.3 9.3 - - 8.8 8.9

Agricultural and related private wage and salary workers(2)

151 116 9.2 6.5 7.5 5.7 15.0 9.5

Government wage and salary workers

491 452 2.3 2.1 2.7 2.2 2.0 2.1

Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers

431 330 4.1 3.2 4.0 3.3 4.3 3.1

No previous work experience

918 835 - - - - - -

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: June 03, 2016