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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
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

Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers(2)

4,798 4,522 3.7 3.5 3.8 3.5 3.7 3.4

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

27 24 3.4 3.2 3.5 3.4 3.2 2.0

Construction

494 435 5.1 4.5 5.2 4.5 4.2 3.8

Manufacturing

517 468 3.3 3.0 3.0 2.7 3.9 3.5

Durable goods

295 274 3.0 2.7 2.9 2.7 3.2 3.0

Nonmetallic mineral products

15 21 3.2 4.4 3.6 5.0 1.3 2.2

Primary metals and fabricated metal products

46 43 2.7 2.3 2.8 2.2 2.4 3.3

Machinery manufacturing

27 27 2.2 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.1 3.0

Computers and electronic products

41 20 3.6 1.8 3.7 1.7 3.3 2.2

Electrical equipment and appliances

18 7 4.3 1.7 3.2 1.9 6.5 1.1

Transportation equipment

77 73 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.6 4.0 3.6

Wood products

8 9 1.9 2.2 2.1 2.2 0.4 2.0

Furniture and related products

12 18 3.1 4.4 3.4 4.3 2.3 4.6

Miscellaneous manufacturing

50 56 3.2 3.5 3.2 3.8 3.3 3.0

Nondurable goods

222 194 3.8 3.3 3.3 2.9 4.8 4.1

Food manufacturing

90 92 4.8 4.8 4.3 4.2 5.5 5.7

Beverage and tobacco products

13 4 4.1 1.5 3.3 1.1 6.2 2.5

Textiles, apparel, and leather

31 22 5.4 4.0 5.6 3.1 5.2 4.8

Paper manufacturing and printing

19 22 2.2 2.5 2.1 2.5 2.4 2.6

Petroleum and coal products

9 8 4.3 3.7 3.5 4.0 - -

Chemicals

42 27 2.9 1.8 2.2 1.6 4.1 2.1

Plastics and rubber products

18 20 3.4 3.6 2.9 3.1 4.9 5.0

Wholesale and retail trade

881 803 4.3 4.1 4.0 3.7 4.8 4.5

Wholesale trade

112 97 3.1 2.8 3.1 2.5 3.0 3.3

Retail trade

768 706 4.6 4.4 4.2 4.1 5.0 4.7

Transportation and utilities

236 256 3.4 3.5 3.2 3.3 3.8 3.9

Transportation and warehousing

218 237 3.6 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.9 4.2

Utilities

19 19 1.8 1.8 1.3 1.7 3.3 2.1

Information(3)

99 89 3.7 3.5 4.0 3.5 3.1 3.5

Publishing, except Internet

23 21 5.0 5.3 7.3 6.2 2.6 4.3

Motion pictures and sound recording industries

26 31 5.5 6.5 6.2 7.4 4.3 5.1

Radio and television broadcasting and cable subscription programming

15 13 2.7 2.5 2.5 2.5 3.1 2.6

Telecommunications

24 17 2.7 2.1 3.0 1.6 2.0 3.1

Libraries, archives, and other information services

3 3 3.2 3.3 - - 4.0 -

Financial activities

215 216 2.2 2.1 2.3 2.3 2.0 2.0

Finance and insurance

139 145 1.9 2.0 1.9 2.1 1.9 1.9

Finance

92 91 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.2 2.1 1.9

Insurance

46 53 1.7 2.0 1.7 2.0 1.7 1.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

77 71 2.8 2.5 3.1 2.7 2.3 2.3

Real estate

60 59 2.5 2.4 2.7 2.4 2.3 2.4

Rental and leasing services

17 12 4.1 3.3 4.8 4.1 2.3 1.6

Professional and business services

671 647 3.9 3.6 3.7 3.5 4.2 3.8

Professional and technical services

256 273 2.3 2.3 2.1 2.1 2.7 2.7

Management, administrative, and waste services(3)

415 374 6.7 6.1 6.6 6.1 6.8 6.1

Administrative and support services

396 355 7.1 6.4 7.1 6.5 7.1 6.3

Waste management and remediation services

15 11 3.7 2.5 3.7 2.7 3.8 1.4

Education and health services

638 621 2.6 2.5 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.5

Educational services

174 180 3.4 3.5 3.0 3.7 3.6 3.4

Health care and social assistance

464 441 2.4 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.5 2.3

Hospitals

78 86 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.3

Health services, except hospitals

276 248 2.8 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.9 2.4

Social assistance

109 107 4.2 4.0 4.9 4.5 4.1 3.9

Leisure and hospitality

791 746 5.7 5.2 5.8 5.3 5.6 5.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

150 141 5.6 5.1 6.0 5.0 5.1 5.2

Accommodation and food services

640 605 5.7 5.3 5.7 5.4 5.7 5.1

Accommodation

80 72 5.3 4.7 4.9 4.5 5.7 4.9

Food services and drinking places

560 533 5.8 5.3 5.8 5.5 5.7 5.2

Other services

229 217 3.3 3.2 3.2 2.9 3.5 3.4

Other services, except private households

191 171 3.2 2.9 3.1 2.7 3.2 3.1

Repair and maintenance

65 59 3.5 3.3 3.2 3.2 5.6 3.9

Personal and laundry services

57 62 2.8 3.1 3.1 2.6 2.7 3.2

Membership associations and organizations

68 50 3.1 2.4 2.9 1.9 3.4 2.8

Private households

39 46 4.8 5.3 9.0 11.0 4.4 4.7

Agricultural and related private wage and salary workers(2)

124 129 7.2 7.4 6.4 6.3 9.8 10.5

Government workers

505 496 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.4 2.4

Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers

285 263 2.8 2.7 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.5

No previous work experience

602 591 - - - - - -

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, 2020