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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
26. Unemployed persons by industry, class of worker, and sex
[Numbers in thousands]
Industry and class of worker 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

Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers(2)

4,522 10,599 3.5 8.4 3.5 8.1 3.4 8.7

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

24 85 3.2 11.3 3.4 11.9 2.0 7.4

Construction

435 838 4.5 8.7 4.5 8.8 3.8 7.5

Manufacturing

468 1,026 3.0 6.8 2.7 6.4 3.5 7.5

Durable goods

274 638 2.7 6.7 2.7 6.6 3.0 7.0

Nonmetallic mineral products

21 18 4.4 4.4 5.0 4.2 2.2 5.1

Primary metals and fabricated metal products

43 111 2.3 6.9 2.2 7.1 3.3 5.9

Machinery manufacturing

27 68 2.4 5.8 2.2 6.3 3.0 4.1

Computers and electronic products

20 45 1.8 4.2 1.7 4.8 2.2 2.7

Electrical equipment and appliances

7 22 1.7 5.6 1.9 5.3 1.1 6.4

Transportation equipment

73 201 2.9 8.2 2.6 7.6 3.6 10.3

Wood products

9 19 2.2 4.3 2.2 4.2 2.0 4.6

Furniture and related products

18 29 4.4 7.3 4.3 7.8 4.6 6.2

Miscellaneous manufacturing

56 125 3.5 7.8 3.8 7.3 3.0 8.7

Nondurable goods

194 389 3.3 6.8 2.9 6.1 4.1 8.1

Food manufacturing

92 132 4.8 7.5 4.2 6.5 5.7 8.7

Beverage and tobacco products

4 17 1.5 5.7 1.1 4.9 2.5 8.1

Textiles, apparel, and leather

22 52 4.0 11.3 3.1 11.4 4.8 11.3

Paper manufacturing and printing

22 58 2.5 6.9 2.5 6.1 2.6 9.1

Petroleum and coal products

8 25 3.7 11.3 4.0 9.4 - -

Chemicals

27 66 1.8 4.3 1.6 4.0 2.1 5.0

Plastics and rubber products

20 39 3.6 6.8 3.1 6.8 5.0 6.7

Wholesale and retail trade

803 1,648 4.1 8.3 3.7 7.5 4.5 9.4

Wholesale trade

97 192 2.8 5.6 2.5 5.5 3.3 5.8

Retail trade

706 1,456 4.4 8.9 4.1 8.0 4.7 9.9

Transportation and utilities

256 688 3.5 9.3 3.3 8.7 3.9 11.3

Transportation and warehousing

237 662 3.8 10.4 3.6 9.7 4.2 12.6

Utilities

19 26 1.8 2.4 1.7 2.5 2.1 2.4

Information(3)

89 186 3.5 7.5 3.5 6.8 3.5 8.5

Publishing, except Internet

21 27 5.3 7.0 6.2 5.7 4.3 8.4

Motion pictures and sound recording industries

31 92 6.5 20.1 7.4 19.7 5.1 20.8

Broadcasting (except internet)

13 12 2.5 3.0 2.5 3.5 2.6 2.1

Telecommunications

17 37 2.1 4.4 1.6 4.1 3.1 5.2

Libraries, archives, and other information services

3 6 3.3 8.3 - - - 11.0

Financial activities

216 388 2.1 3.8 2.3 3.7 2.0 4.0

Finance and insurance

145 218 2.0 2.9 2.1 2.8 1.9 3.0

Finance

91 131 2.0 2.8 2.2 2.8 1.9 2.7

Insurance

53 86 2.0 3.2 2.0 2.7 1.9 3.6

Real estate and rental and leasing

71 170 2.5 6.4 2.7 5.9 2.3 7.0

Real estate

59 131 2.4 5.6 2.4 4.6 2.4 6.7

Rental and leasing services

12 39 3.3 12.1 4.1 12.7 1.6 10.8

Professional and business services

647 1,176 3.6 6.7 3.5 6.1 3.8 7.5

Professional and technical services

273 536 2.3 4.5 2.1 4.1 2.7 5.2

Management, administrative, and waste services(3)

374 639 6.1 11.0 6.1 10.1 6.1 12.3

Administrative and support services

355 606 6.4 11.4 6.5 10.5 6.3 12.6

Waste management and remediation services

11 29 2.5 7.1 2.7 6.9 1.4 8.0

Education and health services

621 1,394 2.5 5.7 2.6 5.1 2.5 5.9

Educational services

180 405 3.5 8.1 3.7 8.1 3.4 8.0

Health care and social assistance

441 988 2.2 5.1 2.1 3.9 2.3 5.5

Hospitals

86 164 1.3 2.5 1.2 2.4 1.3 2.5

Health services, except hospitals

248 542 2.4 5.4 2.3 4.0 2.4 5.7

Social assistance

107 282 4.0 10.9 4.5 9.3 3.9 11.2

Leisure and hospitality

746 2,544 5.2 19.4 5.3 19.6 5.2 19.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

141 586 5.1 23.1 5.0 22.7 5.2 23.6

Accommodation and food services

605 1,958 5.3 18.5 5.4 18.8 5.1 18.3

Accommodation

72 342 4.7 26.8 4.5 29.6 4.9 24.7

Food services and drinking places

533 1,616 5.3 17.4 5.5 17.5 5.2 17.3

Other services

217 626 3.2 9.8 2.9 7.9 3.4 11.5

Other services, except private households

171 529 2.9 9.4 2.7 7.9 3.1 11.1

Repair and maintenance

59 138 3.3 8.0 3.2 7.9 3.9 8.5

Personal and laundry services

62 292 3.1 15.8 2.6 13.2 3.2 16.9

Membership associations and organizations

50 99 2.4 4.8 1.9 4.7 2.8 4.9

Private households

46 97 5.3 13.0 11.0 10.7 4.7 13.2

Agricultural and related private wage and salary workers(2)

129 135 7.4 8.1 6.3 6.8 10.5 11.5

Government workers

496 1,045 2.3 4.8 2.2 3.9 2.4 5.5

Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers

263 643 2.7 6.4 2.8 6.3 2.5 6.7

No previous work experience

591 526 - - - - - -

Footnotes
(1) Includes a small number of persons whose last job was in the Armed Forces.
(2) Includes self-employed workers whose businesses are incorporated.
(3) Includes other industries, 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, 2021