HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
25. Unemployed persons by occupation and sex

[Numbers in thousands]
Occupation Total unemployed Unemployment rates
2016 2017 Total Men Women
2016 2017 2016 2017 2016 2017

Total, 16 years and over(1)

7,751 6,982 4.9 4.4 4.9 4.4 4.8 4.3

Management, professional, and related occupations

1,513 1,383 2.5 2.2 2.4 2.1 2.6 2.3

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

629 558 2.5 2.2 2.3 2.0 2.7 2.4

Management occupations

404 341 2.3 1.9 2.1 1.8 2.5 2.0

Business and financial operations occupations

225 217 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.5 3.0 3.0

Professional and related occupations

884 825 2.5 2.3 2.5 2.3 2.5 2.3

Computer and mathematical occupations

120 119 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.3 3.1 2.9

Architecture and engineering occupations

78 79 2.5 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.2 2.2

Life, physical, and social science occupations

34 36 2.4 2.4 2.6 2.0 2.3 2.9

Community and social service occupations

70 48 2.6 1.8 2.2 1.6 2.8 1.9

Legal occupations

23 27 1.2 1.4 0.9 1.2 1.5 1.6

Education, training, and library occupations

271 251 2.9 2.7 2.9 2.3 3.0 2.8

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

155 135 4.8 4.0 5.0 4.1 4.5 3.9

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

133 129 1.5 1.4 1.1 1.4 1.6 1.4

Service occupations

1,655 1,530 5.8 5.4 5.9 5.4 5.7 5.4

Healthcare support occupations

168 165 4.5 4.5 4.1 4.0 4.6 4.6

Protective service occupations

119 106 3.7 3.3 3.2 2.4 5.4 6.4

Food preparation and serving related occupations

627 572 6.8 6.4 7.0 6.9 6.7 6.1

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

430 387 6.9 6.2 7.1 6.5 6.6 5.7

Personal care and service occupations

312 300 5.1 4.8 4.8 4.6 5.2 4.9

Sales and office occupations

1,623 1,443 4.6 4.1 4.3 3.7 4.8 4.4

Sales and related occupations

799 699 4.8 4.2 3.8 2.9 5.8 5.6

Office and administrative support occupations

825 744 4.5 4.0 5.2 5.0 4.2 3.6

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

953 903 6.4 6.0 6.1 5.7 11.4 10.9

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

127 113 10.4 8.7 8.2 7.0 17.2 13.7

Construction and extraction occupations

618 611 7.2 7.1 7.1 6.9 9.9 12.0

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

207 179 4.1 3.5 4.1 3.4 4.3 5.0

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

1,160 1,014 6.1 5.4 5.7 5.1 7.6 6.3

Production occupations

516 435 5.7 4.9 5.1 4.6 7.2 5.5

Transportation and material moving occupations

644 579 6.5 5.8 6.2 5.4 8.0 7.5

No previous work experience

823 690 - - - - - -

16 to 19 years

453 399 - - - - - -

20 to 24 years

213 157 - - - - - -

25 years and over

158 134 - - - - - -

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 19, 2018