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

[Numbers in thousands]
Occupation and industry 2017
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)

6,982 2,270 2,008 2,704 1,017 1,687 25.0 10.0

No previous work experience

690 227 201 262 98 164 25.7 9.8

OCCUPATION

Management, professional, and related occupations

1,383 415 402 566 196 370 27.7 10.6

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

558 141 155 263 94 169 31.6 13.3

Professional and related occupations

825 274 247 303 102 201 25.1 9.3

Service occupations

1,530 521 427 582 222 360 23.5 9.8

Sales and office occupations

1,443 452 400 591 216 375 25.9 10.5

Sales and related occupations

699 220 191 289 105 184 25.2 10.5

Office and administrative support occupations

744 232 210 302 111 191 26.5 10.5

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

903 310 269 325 131 194 23.2 9.3

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

113 42 40 31 17 14 14.0 8.0

Construction and extraction occupations

611 214 183 214 89 125 22.3 8.9

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

179 53 46 80 25 55 31.7 12.1

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

1,014 339 302 373 152 221 23.0 9.4

Production occupations

435 138 128 169 71 99 25.0 10.0

Transportation and material moving occupations

579 201 174 204 81 122 21.5 9.0

INDUSTRY(2)

Agriculture and related industries

128 48 45 35 19 16 16.3 8.0

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

32 9 6 17 6 11 - -

Construction

572 191 175 206 97 109 21.3 9.5

Manufacturing

569 173 167 229 90 139 27.2 10.4

Durable goods

364 113 103 148 62 86 27.4 10.5

Nondurable goods

205 61 64 81 28 54 26.9 10.3

Wholesale and retail trade

953 295 276 383 143 240 25.7 10.3

Transportation and utilities

295 98 80 117 40 78 25.4 10.2

Information

124 34 34 56 20 36 30.6 12.5

Financial activities

247 66 67 115 38 77 33.5 13.0

Professional and business services

796 247 234 315 111 204 24.4 10.5

Education and health services

953 314 289 351 135 216 23.6 9.4

Leisure and hospitality

888 331 248 309 131 178 20.5 8.6

Other services

256 82 65 109 32 77 27.8 10.6

Public administration

141 39 34 68 26 43 30.9 13.8

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 19, 2018