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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
26. Unemployed persons by industry, class of worker, and sex
[Numbers in thousands]
Industry and class of worker Total unemployed Unemployment rates
2017 2018 Total Men Women
2017 2018 2017 2018 2017 2018

Total, 16 years and over(1)

6,982 6,314 4.4 3.9 4.4 3.9 4.3 3.8

Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers(2)

5,323 4,798 4.2 3.7 4.2 3.8 4.2 3.7

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

31 27 4.1 3.4 4.0 3.5 4.8 3.2

Construction

559 494 6.0 5.1 6.0 5.2 6.0 4.2

Manufacturing

563 517 3.6 3.3 3.3 3.0 4.3 3.9

Durable goods

360 295 3.7 3.0 3.5 2.9 4.2 3.2

Nonmetallic mineral products

19 15 4.2 3.2 4.6 3.6 3.0 1.3

Primary metals and fabricated metal products

61 46 3.7 2.7 3.7 2.8 3.9 2.4

Machinery manufacturing

37 27 3.0 2.2 2.8 2.3 3.6 2.1

Computers and electronic products

38 41 3.3 3.6 2.6 3.7 4.8 3.3

Electrical equipment and appliances

12 18 2.8 4.3 3.0 3.2 2.3 6.5

Transportation equipment

89 77 3.6 3.0 3.4 2.7 4.4 4.0

Wood products

18 8 4.3 1.9 4.7 2.1 1.7 0.4

Furniture and related products

13 12 2.8 3.1 2.8 3.4 2.7 2.3

Miscellaneous manufacturing

74 50 4.7 3.2 4.4 3.2 5.2 3.3

Nondurable goods

203 222 3.5 3.8 3.1 3.3 4.3 4.8

Food manufacturing

91 90 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.3 5.0 5.5

Beverage and tobacco products

9 13 2.9 4.1 2.5 3.3 4.3 6.2

Textiles, apparel, and leather

23 31 3.6 5.4 4.0 5.6 3.3 5.2

Paper manufacturing and printing

20 19 2.2 2.2 1.6 2.1 3.6 2.4

Petroleum and coal products

13 9 6.6 4.3 6.6 3.5 - -

Chemicals

36 42 2.7 2.9 1.6 2.2 4.7 4.1

Plastics and rubber products

12 18 2.2 3.4 2.0 2.9 2.8 4.9

Wholesale and retail trade

942 881 4.6 4.3 4.1 4.0 5.3 4.8

Wholesale trade

116 112 3.2 3.1 2.8 3.1 4.3 3.0

Retail trade

826 768 4.9 4.6 4.5 4.2 5.4 5.0

Transportation and utilities

271 236 4.1 3.4 3.7 3.2 5.2 3.8

Transportation and warehousing

244 218 4.4 3.6 4.1 3.6 5.3 3.9

Utilities

27 19 2.6 1.8 2.1 1.3 4.5 3.3

Information(3)

120 99 4.5 3.7 4.4 4.0 4.6 3.1

Publishing, except Internet

28 23 5.6 5.0 5.4 7.3 5.8 2.6

Motion pictures and sound recording industries

29 26 6.2 5.5 6.4 6.2 5.9 4.3

Radio and television broadcasting and cable subscription programming

17 15 3.0 2.7 3.2 2.5 2.8 3.1

Telecommunications

40 24 4.5 2.7 4.2 3.0 5.1 2.0

Libraries, archives, and other information services

2 3 2.5 3.2 - - - 4.0

Financial activities

240 215 2.4 2.2 2.7 2.3 2.2 2.0

Finance and insurance

163 139 2.3 1.9 2.6 1.9 2.1 1.9

Finance

107 92 2.4 2.1 2.9 2.0 2.0 2.1

Insurance

56 46 2.1 1.7 2.0 1.7 2.1 1.7

Real estate and rental and leasing

77 77 2.8 2.8 3.0 3.1 2.5 2.3

Real estate

57 60 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.3 2.3

Rental and leasing services

20 17 4.9 4.1 4.9 4.8 4.9 2.3

Professional and business services

775 671 4.5 3.9 4.3 3.7 4.9 4.2

Professional and technical services

305 256 2.8 2.3 2.5 2.1 3.2 2.7

Management, administrative, and waste services(3)

470 415 7.4 6.7 7.1 6.6 7.8 6.8

Administrative and support services

444 396 7.8 7.1 7.6 7.1 8.0 7.1

Waste management and remediation services

18 15 4.2 3.7 4.3 3.7 3.4 3.8

Education and health services

714 638 3.0 2.6 2.9 2.4 3.1 2.7

Educational services

171 174 3.5 3.4 3.5 3.0 3.5 3.6

Health care and social assistance

543 464 2.9 2.4 2.6 2.1 3.0 2.5

Hospitals

98 78 1.5 1.2 1.8 1.2 1.5 1.2

Health services, except hospitals

314 276 3.2 2.8 2.8 2.3 3.3 2.9

Social assistance

130 109 5.1 4.2 4.5 4.9 5.2 4.1

Leisure and hospitality

856 791 6.1 5.7 6.0 5.8 6.1 5.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

156 150 5.6 5.6 5.9 6.0 5.3 5.1

Accommodation and food services

700 640 6.2 5.7 6.1 5.7 6.3 5.7

Accommodation

90 80 5.8 5.3 5.0 4.9 6.4 5.7

Food services and drinking places

610 560 6.3 5.8 6.2 5.8 6.3 5.7

Other services

251 229 3.8 3.3 4.2 3.2 3.4 3.5

Other services, except private households

207 191 3.5 3.2 3.9 3.1 2.9 3.2

Repair and maintenance

80 65 4.3 3.5 4.4 3.2 4.0 5.6

Personal and laundry services

68 57 3.4 2.8 4.7 3.1 2.7 2.7

Membership associations and organizations

59 68 2.8 3.1 2.7 2.9 2.9 3.4

Private households

44 39 6.3 4.8 15.1 9.0 5.4 4.4

Agricultural and related private wage and salary workers(2)

122 124 7.2 7.2 5.7 6.4 11.7 9.8

Government workers

527 505 2.5 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.5 2.4

Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers

319 285 3.2 2.8 3.4 2.9 2.9 2.7

No previous work experience

690 602 - - - - - -

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 50,000).

 

Last Modified Date: January 18, 2019