HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
32. Unemployed persons by occupation, industry, and duration of unemployment

[Numbers in thousands]
Occupation and industry 2016
Unemployed Weeks
Total Less
than
5 weeks
5 to 14
weeks
15 weeks and over Average
(mean)
duration
Median
duration
Total 15 to 26
weeks
27 weeks
and over

Total unemployed(1)

7,751 2,362 2,226 3,163 1,158 2,005 27.5 10.6

No previous work experience

823 231 241 351 115 236 30.6 11.4

OCCUPATION

Management, professional, and related occupations

1,513 442 438 634 219 414 28.3 11.1

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

629 152 176 302 107 194 30.9 13.7

Professional and related occupations

884 290 262 332 112 220 26.5 9.5

Service occupations

1,655 538 468 649 251 398 25.8 10.0

Sales and office occupations

1,623 484 460 679 251 429 27.9 11.0

Sales and related occupations

799 248 233 318 119 199 26.3 10.3

Office and administrative support occupations

825 236 227 361 132 229 29.5 11.8

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

953 318 278 356 139 218 25.7 9.9

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

127 45 44 38 20 19 16.3 8.7

Construction and extraction occupations

618 222 181 215 80 135 24.9 9.1

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

207 51 53 102 39 63 33.6 14.3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

1,160 343 332 485 179 306 27.4 11.0

Production occupations

516 144 144 228 85 143 29.1 12.1

Transportation and material moving occupations

644 200 187 257 95 163 26.0 10.3

INDUSTRY(2)

Agriculture and related industries

147 48 52 47 24 24 19.7 9.3

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

67 18 22 28 9 18 24.6 11.9

Construction

570 206 169 195 77 117 23.7 9.0

Manufacturing

679 181 195 304 108 196 29.2 12.3

Durable goods

419 114 125 180 66 114 28.7 11.8

Nondurable goods

260 66 70 124 42 82 30.1 13.3

Wholesale and retail trade

1,023 311 280 432 153 278 27.4 11.0

Transportation and utilities

315 97 84 133 45 88 30.4 11.2

Information

128 36 30 63 16 47 38.3 13.8

Financial activities

278 72 68 139 52 86 32.6 14.4

Professional and business services

858 239 263 356 135 221 27.1 11.2

Education and health services

1,033 330 315 388 154 234 24.3 9.7

Leisure and hospitality

986 334 294 358 146 212 23.7 9.3

Other services

295 94 80 122 43 79 28.5 10.9

Public administration

142 37 38 67 22 45 38.8 13.3

Footnotes
(1) Persons whose last job was in the U.S. Armed Forces are included in the unemployed total, but not shown separately.
(2) Industry data refer to wage and salary workers. Persons who were unpaid family workers or self-employed, unincorporated, on their last job are included in the unemployed total, but not shown separately.

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

 

Last Modified Date: February 8, 2017