HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
32. Unemployed persons by occupation, industry, and duration of unemployment
[Numbers in thousands]
Occupation and industry 2018
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)

6,314 2,170 1,876 2,268 917 1,350 22.7 9.3

No previous work experience

602 203 188 211 85 126 23.4 9.2

OCCUPATION

Management, professional, and related occupations

1,346 443 393 509 197 312 24.5 9.8

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

523 150 152 222 85 137 27.9 11.5

Professional and related occupations

822 293 242 287 112 176 22.3 8.8

Service occupations

1,353 506 400 447 191 257 21.5 8.5

Sales and office occupations

1,337 430 402 505 190 315 23.9 9.9

Sales and related occupations

669 210 190 269 105 164 24.3 10.3

Office and administrative support occupations

668 220 211 236 85 151 23.5 9.5

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

780 286 217 277 127 151 20.1 8.9

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

114 42 33 38 20 18 15.9 8.4

Construction and extraction occupations

530 197 146 187 83 104 20.4 8.7

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

136 46 38 52 24 28 22.3 9.8

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

881 298 273 310 126 185 21.6 9.3

Production occupations

361 123 114 125 50 75 21.3 9.4

Transportation and material moving occupations

520 175 159 185 75 110 21.8 9.2

INDUSTRY(2)

Agriculture and related industries

130 47 40 42 22 20 17.1 8.4

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

27 9 6 12 7 5 - -

Construction

508 183 146 178 84 94 19.3 8.9

Manufacturing

523 158 166 199 78 121 24.2 10.2

Durable goods

296 87 97 112 42 69 24.6 10.4

Nondurable goods

227 71 69 87 35 52 23.7 10.1

Wholesale and retail trade

888 270 275 344 144 200 23.8 10.3

Transportation and utilities

257 88 70 99 34 64 23.7 9.7

Information

102 27 29 46 14 32 27.1 12.5

Financial activities

223 68 67 89 34 54 24.4 10.5

Professional and business services

690 231 210 249 96 153 23.2 9.4

Education and health services

881 321 255 305 124 182 21.4 8.6

Leisure and hospitality

818 326 244 248 103 145 19.8 7.8

Other services

231 87 64 80 32 48 23.7 8.6

Public administration

133 39 40 54 21 33 29.0 11.2

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: January 18, 2019