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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
2018 2019 Total Men Women
2018 2019 2018 2019 2018 2019

Total, 16 years and over(1)

6,314 6,001 3.9 3.7 3.9 3.7 3.8 3.6

Management, professional, and related occupations

1,346 1,310 2.1 2.0 2.0 1.8 2.2 2.1

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

523 499 2.0 1.8 1.9 1.7 2.1 2.0

Management occupations

328 314 1.8 1.6 1.7 1.5 1.8 1.8

Business and financial operations occupations

196 185 2.5 2.3 2.3 2.0 2.7 2.5

Professional and related occupations

822 811 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.3 2.2

Computer and mathematical occupations

113 107 2.1 2.0 2.1 1.8 2.3 2.4

Architecture and engineering occupations

59 58 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.6 2.2 2.2

Life, physical, and social science occupations

31 27 2.0 1.8 1.7 2.4 2.4 1.2

Community and social service occupations

62 56 2.2 2.0 2.6 1.9 2.1 2.1

Legal occupations

31 27 1.6 1.4 1.7 1.0 1.5 1.6

Education, training, and library occupations

286 279 3.0 2.9 2.5 2.9 3.2 2.9

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

107 121 3.1 3.5 3.1 3.6 3.0 3.5

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

133 136 1.4 1.4 1.2 1.0 1.4 1.5

Service occupations

1,353 1,255 4.8 4.4 5.1 4.8 4.6 4.2

Healthcare support occupations

129 122 3.4 3.1 3.0 2.8 3.5 3.2

Protective service occupations

89 93 2.7 2.9 2.6 2.3 3.0 4.8

Food preparation and serving related occupations

530 491 6.1 5.5 6.7 6.1 5.6 5.0

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

338 310 5.5 5.1 5.8 5.6 4.9 4.4

Personal care and service occupations

266 239 4.3 3.9 3.9 4.4 4.4 3.7

Sales and office occupations

1,337 1,274 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.5 4.0 3.8

Sales and related occupations

669 614 4.1 3.8 3.3 2.9 4.8 4.7

Office and administrative support occupations

668 659 3.6 3.6 4.2 4.3 3.4 3.3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

780 703 5.1 4.7 4.9 4.4 8.2 9.0

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

114 123 9.2 9.6 8.0 7.7 12.6 14.8

Construction and extraction occupations

530 452 6.0 5.2 6.0 5.1 6.4 6.1

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

136 129 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.5 4.1 3.7

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

881 847 4.5 4.3 4.3 4.2 5.3 4.9

Production occupations

361 350 4.0 3.9 3.7 3.7 4.8 4.5

Transportation and material moving occupations

520 497 5.0 4.7 4.8 4.5 5.9 5.4

No previous work experience

602 591 - - - - - -

16 to 19 years

340 323 - - - - - -

20 to 24 years

145 146 - - - - - -

25 years and over

117 121 - - - - - -

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 50,000).

 

Last Modified Date: January 22, 2020