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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
2019 2020 Total Men Women
2019 2020 2019 2020 2019 2020

Total, 16 years and over(1)

6,001 12,947 3.7 8.1 3.7 7.8 3.6 8.3

Management, professional, and related occupations

1,310 3,029 2.0 4.5 1.8 4.2 2.1 4.9

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

499 1,149 1.8 4.1 1.7 3.8 2.0 4.4

Management occupations

314 752 1.6 3.9 1.5 3.6 1.8 4.3

Business and financial operations occupations

185 397 2.3 4.4 2.0 4.3 2.5 4.6

Professional and related occupations

811 1,880 2.1 4.9 2.0 4.6 2.2 5.1

Computer and mathematical occupations

107 199 2.0 3.4 1.8 3.5 2.4 3.3

Architecture and engineering occupations

58 117 1.7 3.6 1.6 3.4 2.2 4.3

Life, physical, and social science occupations

27 72 1.8 4.3 2.4 4.8 1.2 3.7

Community and social service occupations

56 87 2.0 3.1 1.9 2.9 2.1 3.2

Legal occupations

27 53 1.4 2.7 1.0 2.9 1.6 2.6

Education, training, and library occupations

279 678 2.9 7.1 2.9 5.8 2.9 7.5

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

121 372 3.5 10.9 3.6 12.3 3.5 9.5

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

136 303 1.4 3.1 1.0 2.5 1.5 3.3

Service occupations

1,255 3,407 4.4 13.0 4.8 12.6 4.2 13.3

Healthcare support occupations

122 380 3.1 7.3 2.8 7.5 3.2 7.3

Protective service occupations

93 162 2.9 5.1 2.3 3.9 4.8 8.7

Food preparation and serving related occupations

491 1,595 5.5 19.6 6.1 20.8 5.0 18.5

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

310 623 5.1 10.9 5.6 9.4 4.4 13.1

Personal care and service occupations

239 648 3.9 16.0 4.4 17.5 3.7 15.5

Sales and office occupations

1,274 2,591 3.7 8.0 3.5 7.2 3.8 8.5

Sales and related occupations

614 1,367 3.8 8.8 2.9 6.9 4.7 10.8

Office and administrative support occupations

659 1,224 3.6 7.3 4.3 7.9 3.3 7.1

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

703 1,298 4.7 8.9 4.4 8.6 9.0 12.5

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

123 120 9.6 10.3 7.7 8.4 14.8 15.7

Construction and extraction occupations

452 862 5.2 10.1 5.1 10.0 6.1 10.6

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

129 316 2.6 6.4 2.5 6.2 3.7 10.9

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

847 2,076 4.3 10.2 4.2 9.8 4.9 11.6

Production occupations

350 747 3.9 9.0 3.7 8.5 4.5 10.0

Transportation and material moving occupations

497 1,329 4.7 11.1 4.5 10.6 5.4 13.2

No previous work experience

591 526 - - - - - -

16 to 19 years

323 275 - - - - - -

20 to 24 years

146 144 - - - - - -

25 years and over

121 107 - - - - - -

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. Effective with January 2020 data, occupations reflect the introduction of the 2018 Census occupational classification system, derived from the 2018 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC). No historical data have been revised. Data for 2020 are not strictly comparable with earlier years. 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, 2021