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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
2020 2021 Total Men Women
2020 2021 2020 2021 2020 2021

Total, 16 years and over(1)

12,947 8,623 8.1 5.3 7.8 5.5 8.3 5.2

Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers(2)

10,599 6,889 8.4 5.4 8.1 5.5 8.7 5.4

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

85 74 11.3 11.2 11.9 12.0 7.4 6.3

Construction

838 640 8.7 6.5 8.8 6.6 7.5 5.9

Manufacturing

1,026 642 6.8 4.3 6.4 4.2 7.5 4.6

Durable goods

638 387 6.7 4.1 6.6 4.1 7.0 4.1

Nonmetallic mineral products

18 25 4.4 5.9 4.2 5.5 5.1 7.3

Primary metals and fabricated metal products

111 56 6.9 3.6 7.1 3.8 5.9 2.6

Machinery manufacturing

68 37 5.8 3.1 6.3 3.0 4.1 3.2

Computers and electronic products

45 22 4.2 2.1 4.8 1.9 2.7 2.6

Electrical equipment and appliances

22 20 5.6 4.4 5.3 3.9 6.4 5.6

Transportation equipment

201 113 8.2 4.5 7.6 4.7 10.3 4.1

Wood products

19 17 4.3 4.0 4.2 4.4 4.6 2.4

Furniture and related products

29 20 7.3 5.4 7.8 5.1 6.2 6.3

Miscellaneous manufacturing

125 78 7.8 5.1 7.3 5.2 8.7 4.9

Nondurable goods

389 255 6.8 4.7 6.1 4.3 8.1 5.2

Food manufacturing

132 95 7.5 5.5 6.5 4.6 8.7 6.7

Beverage and tobacco products

17 14 5.7 4.1 4.9 3.6 8.1 5.5

Textiles, apparel, and leather

52 30 11.3 6.8 11.4 6.9 11.3 6.6

Paper manufacturing and printing

58 36 6.9 4.7 6.1 4.1 9.1 6.3

Petroleum and coal products

25 20 11.3 9.2 9.4 9.8 - -

Chemicals

66 39 4.3 2.7 4.0 2.7 5.0 2.7

Plastics and rubber products

39 22 6.8 4.1 6.8 4.3 6.7 3.7

Wholesale and retail trade

1,648 1,171 8.3 5.9 7.5 5.5 9.4 6.4

Wholesale trade

192 150 5.6 4.3 5.5 3.8 5.8 5.7

Retail trade

1,456 1,021 8.9 6.2 8.0 5.9 9.9 6.5

Transportation and utilities

688 501 9.3 6.3 8.7 5.9 11.3 7.6

Transportation and warehousing

662 470 10.4 6.8 9.7 6.4 12.6 8.3

Utilities

26 31 2.4 3.0 2.5 3.2 2.4 2.3

Information(3)

186 137 7.5 5.4 6.8 5.2 8.5 5.8

Publishing, except Internet

27 16 7.0 4.3 5.7 4.2 8.4 4.5

Motion pictures and sound recording industries

92 62 20.1 12.9 19.7 12.5 20.8 13.7

Broadcasting (except internet)

12 17 3.0 4.4 3.5 4.4 2.1 4.5

Telecommunications

37 30 4.4 3.4 4.1 2.9 5.2 4.5

Libraries, archives, and other information services

6 4 8.3 4.3 - - 11.0 4.1

Financial activities

388 290 3.8 2.9 3.7 3.1 4.0 2.7

Finance and insurance

218 183 2.9 2.5 2.8 2.9 3.0 2.2

Finance

131 121 2.8 2.6 2.8 3.0 2.7 2.3

Insurance

86 62 3.2 2.4 2.7 2.7 3.6 2.1

Real estate and rental and leasing

170 107 6.4 3.9 5.9 3.8 7.0 4.1

Real estate

131 88 5.6 3.6 4.6 3.0 6.7 4.2

Rental and leasing services

39 19 12.1 6.2 12.7 7.5 10.8 2.2

Professional and business services

1,176 926 6.7 5.2 6.1 4.7 7.5 5.9

Professional and technical services

536 385 4.5 3.2 4.1 2.8 5.2 3.8

Management, administrative, and waste services(3)

639 540 11.0 9.3 10.1 8.6 12.3 10.4

Administrative and support services

606 513 11.4 9.6 10.5 8.9 12.6 10.5

Waste management and remediation services

29 24 7.1 6.5 6.9 5.9 8.0 9.1

Education and health services

1,394 859 5.7 3.5 5.1 3.2 5.9 3.6

Educational services

405 212 8.1 4.3 8.1 4.2 8.0 4.3

Health care and social assistance

988 647 5.1 3.3 3.9 2.9 5.5 3.5

Hospitals

164 128 2.5 1.9 2.4 2.2 2.5 1.8

Health services, except hospitals

542 374 5.4 3.6 4.0 3.0 5.7 3.8

Social assistance

282 145 10.9 5.9 9.3 4.6 11.2 6.1

Leisure and hospitality

2,544 1,306 19.4 10.1 19.6 10.3 19.2 9.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

586 241 23.1 10.0 22.7 10.3 23.6 9.6

Accommodation and food services

1,958 1,065 18.5 10.1 18.8 10.3 18.3 10.0

Accommodation

342 178 26.8 14.5 29.6 14.9 24.7 14.3

Food services and drinking places

1,616 886 17.4 9.5 17.5 9.7 17.3 9.3

Other services

626 345 9.8 5.4 7.9 5.2 11.5 5.5

Other services, except private households

529 277 9.4 4.8 7.9 5.1 11.1 4.5

Repair and maintenance

138 94 8.0 5.1 7.9 5.0 8.5 5.2

Personal and laundry services

292 117 15.8 6.3 13.2 8.0 16.9 5.6

Membership associations and organizations

99 66 4.8 3.3 4.7 3.5 4.9 3.1

Private households

97 68 13.0 9.4 10.7 7.5 13.2 9.6

Agricultural and related private wage and salary workers(2)

135 121 8.1 7.6 6.8 7.2 11.5 8.5

Government workers

1,045 571 4.8 2.7 3.9 2.6 5.5 2.8

Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers

643 524 6.4 4.9 6.3 5.1 6.7 4.7

No previous work experience

526 518 - - - - - -

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 20, 2022