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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
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

Management, professional, and related occupations

1,383 1,346 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.3 2.2

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

558 523 2.2 2.0 2.0 1.9 2.4 2.1

Management occupations

341 328 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.7 2.0 1.8

Business and financial operations occupations

217 196 2.8 2.5 2.5 2.3 3.0 2.7

Professional and related occupations

825 822 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.1 2.3 2.3

Computer and mathematical occupations

119 113 2.4 2.1 2.3 2.1 2.9 2.3

Architecture and engineering occupations

79 59 2.4 1.8 2.4 1.7 2.2 2.2

Life, physical, and social science occupations

36 31 2.4 2.0 2.0 1.7 2.9 2.4

Community and social service occupations

48 62 1.8 2.2 1.6 2.6 1.9 2.1

Legal occupations

27 31 1.4 1.6 1.2 1.7 1.6 1.5

Education, training, and library occupations

251 286 2.7 3.0 2.3 2.5 2.8 3.2

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

135 107 4.0 3.1 4.1 3.1 3.9 3.0

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

129 133 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.2 1.4 1.4

Service occupations

1,530 1,353 5.4 4.8 5.4 5.1 5.4 4.6

Healthcare support occupations

165 129 4.5 3.4 4.0 3.0 4.6 3.5

Protective service occupations

106 89 3.3 2.7 2.4 2.6 6.4 3.0

Food preparation and serving related occupations

572 530 6.4 6.1 6.9 6.7 6.1 5.6

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

387 338 6.2 5.5 6.5 5.8 5.7 4.9

Personal care and service occupations

300 266 4.8 4.3 4.6 3.9 4.9 4.4

Sales and office occupations

1,443 1,337 4.1 3.8 3.7 3.6 4.4 4.0

Sales and related occupations

699 669 4.2 4.1 2.9 3.3 5.6 4.8

Office and administrative support occupations

744 668 4.0 3.6 5.0 4.2 3.6 3.4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

903 780 6.0 5.1 5.7 4.9 10.9 8.2

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

113 114 8.7 9.2 7.0 8.0 13.7 12.6

Construction and extraction occupations

611 530 7.1 6.0 6.9 6.0 12.0 6.4

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

179 136 3.5 2.6 3.4 2.6 5.0 4.1

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

1,014 881 5.4 4.5 5.1 4.3 6.3 5.3

Production occupations

435 361 4.9 4.0 4.6 3.7 5.5 4.8

Transportation and material moving occupations

579 520 5.8 5.0 5.4 4.8 7.5 5.9

No previous work experience

690 602 - - - - - -

16 to 19 years

399 340 - - - - - -

20 to 24 years

157 145 - - - - - -

25 years and over

134 117 - - - - - -

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 18, 2019