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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
25. Unemployed persons by occupation and sex
[Numbers in thousands]
Occupation Total unemployed Unemployment rates
2010 2011 Total Men Women
2010 2011 2010 2011 2010 2011

Total, 16 years and over(1)

14,825 13,747 9.6 8.9 10.5 9.4 8.6 8.5

Management, professional, and related occupations

2,566 2,458 4.7 4.5 4.8 4.4 4.7 4.5

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

1,117 1,067 5.1 4.7 4.7 4.5 5.6 5.0

Management occupations

762 700 4.8 4.4 4.6 4.2 5.3 4.8

Business and financial operations occupations

355 366 5.6 5.5 5.1 5.5 6.1 5.4

Professional and related occupations

1,449 1,392 4.5 4.3 4.9 4.4 4.2 4.3

Computer and mathematical occupations

195 155 5.2 4.1 5.1 3.8 5.7 5.0

Architecture and engineering occupations

173 149 6.2 5.1 5.8 4.9 8.9 6.2

Life, physical, and social science occupations

69 51 4.6 3.8 3.9 4.3 5.4 3.2

Community and social service occupations

114 122 4.6 4.9 4.2 3.9 4.9 5.5

Legal occupations

48 68 2.7 3.7 1.9 2.6 3.6 4.7

Education, training, and library occupations

379 410 4.2 4.5 4.5 4.7 4.1 4.5

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

269 225 8.9 7.5 9.8 8.1 7.8 6.7

Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations

203 212 2.5 2.7 1.9 2.0 2.8 2.9

Service occupations

2,819 2,727 10.3 9.9 11.0 10.0 9.7 9.8

Healthcare support occupations

276 284 7.6 7.8 8.1 8.2 7.6 7.7

Protective service occupations

207 206 5.9 6.0 5.2 5.1 8.6 9.3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

1,079 1,037 12.4 11.8 13.0 12.2 11.8 11.5

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

780 725 12.8 11.7 13.7 11.8 11.4 11.4

Personal care and service occupations

477 474 8.7 8.7 10.6 8.9 8.1 8.6

Sales and office occupations

3,315 3,135 9.0 8.7 9.0 8.2 9.1 8.9

Sales and related occupations

1,596 1,481 9.4 8.8 8.3 7.2 10.5 10.4

Office and administrative support occupations

1,719 1,653 8.7 8.5 10.0 9.8 8.2 8.0

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

2,504 2,000 16.1 13.3 16.0 13.1 17.0 17.5

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

193 181 16.3 15.3 15.4 13.4 19.1 21.8

Construction and extraction occupations

1,809 1,414 20.1 16.6 20.1 16.5 21.8 17.7

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

503 406 9.3 7.7 9.3 7.5 8.6 11.4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

2,365 2,099 12.8 11.3 12.2 10.9 14.7 12.9

Production occupations

1,206 1,025 13.1 11.2 12.2 10.4 15.4 13.0

Transportation and material moving occupations

1,159 1,073 12.4 11.4 12.2 11.2 13.4 12.6

No previous work experience

1,220 1,284 - - - - - -

16 to 19 years

778 739 - - - - - -

20 to 24 years

265 319 - - - - - -

25 years and over

177 226 - - - - - -

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 35,000). Effective with January 2011 data, occupations reflect the introduction of the 2010 Census occupational classification system into the Current Population Survey, or household survey. This classification system is derived from the 2010 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC). No historical data have been revised. Data for 2011 are not strictly comparable with earlier years.

Last Modified Date: March 1, 2012