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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
32. Unemployed persons by occupation, industry, and duration of unemployment
[Numbers in thousands]
Occupation and industry 2019
Unemployed Weeks
Total Less
than
5 weeks
5 to 14
weeks
15 weeks and over Average
(mean)
duration
Median
duration
Total 15 to 26
weeks
27 weeks
and over

Total unemployed(1)

6,001 2,086 1,789 2,126 860 1,266 21.6 9.1

No previous work experience

591 196 182 214 81 132 24.8 9.4

OCCUPATION

Management, professional, and related occupations

1,310 436 388 487 181 306 22.6 9.5

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

499 153 138 209 77 132 23.0 11.1

Professional and related occupations

811 283 250 278 104 174 22.4 8.8

Service occupations

1,255 465 364 426 181 245 20.0 8.6

Sales and office occupations

1,274 422 375 476 193 283 22.6 9.9

Sales and related occupations

614 210 176 228 84 144 22.3 9.6

Office and administrative support occupations

659 212 200 248 109 139 22.9 10.1

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

703 266 216 221 100 121 17.8 8.2

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

123 44 38 40 22 18 15.0 8.5

Construction and extraction occupations

452 183 139 131 59 72 16.3 7.5

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

129 39 38 51 19 31 26.1 10.4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

847 296 259 292 121 171 21.5 8.9

Production occupations

350 126 109 116 51 65 19.6 8.6

Transportation and material moving occupations

497 170 150 176 70 107 22.9 9.2

INDUSTRY(2)

Agriculture and related industries

133 45 45 43 22 21 16.1 8.7

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

25 11 7 7 3 4 - -

Construction

442 174 138 131 54 76 17.3 7.8

Manufacturing

476 158 147 171 73 99 20.9 9.6

Durable goods

280 93 88 99 38 60 21.3 9.5

Nondurable goods

197 65 59 73 34 38 20.3 9.8

Wholesale and retail trade

813 263 251 299 120 178 22.4 9.7

Transportation and utilities

271 95 69 108 39 69 26.2 9.6

Information

93 26 27 40 15 25 27.8 11.2

Financial activities

222 61 67 93 35 58 25.1 11.8

Professional and business services

671 215 195 260 107 153 21.2 10.1

Education and health services

850 311 279 259 107 152 19.2 8.1

Leisure and hospitality

773 303 223 248 111 137 18.7 8.0

Other services

218 78 54 86 33 53 24.0 9.7

Public administration

138 39 37 62 26 36 27.6 12.2

Footnotes
(1) Persons whose last job was in the U.S. Armed Forces are included in the unemployed total, but not shown separately.
(2) Industry data refer to wage and salary workers. Persons who were unpaid family workers or self-employed, unincorporated, on their last job are included in the unemployed total, but 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 22, 2020