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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
32. Unemployed persons by occupation, industry, and duration of unemployment
[Numbers in thousands]
Occupation and industry 2020
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)

12,947 3,708 4,728 4,511 2,516 1,995 16.5 9.7

No previous work experience

526 161 166 198 80 118 24.2 10.2

OCCUPATION

Management, professional, and related occupations

3,029 837 1,098 1,094 602 493 17.1 10.0

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

1,149 312 377 460 244 216 18.1 10.9

Professional and related occupations

1,880 525 720 634 357 277 16.5 9.6

Service occupations

3,407 932 1,292 1,183 690 493 15.4 9.8

Sales and office occupations

2,591 755 948 889 498 391 16.3 9.6

Sales and related occupations

1,367 399 504 465 257 208 15.8 9.6

Office and administrative support occupations

1,224 356 445 424 241 183 16.9 9.7

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

1,298 415 456 427 228 199 16.1 9.0

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

120 43 35 42 24 18 14.7 9.6

Construction and extraction occupations

862 274 303 285 151 134 16.4 9.0

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

316 98 118 100 53 47 15.7 8.6

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

2,076 602 763 711 414 297 16.0 9.7

Production occupations

747 238 267 242 141 101 15.6 9.1

Transportation and material moving occupations

1,329 364 496 469 273 196 16.2 10.0

INDUSTRY(2)

Agriculture and related industries

138 46 41 51 28 24 17.0 10.2

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

86 21 25 40 21 19 18.1 12.8

Construction

857 267 303 287 158 129 15.9 9.2

Manufacturing

1,035 341 368 326 180 145 15.6 8.8

Durable goods

644 217 234 193 105 88 15.6 8.5

Nondurable goods

390 124 133 133 76 57 15.5 9.3

Wholesale and retail trade

1,658 510 612 536 305 231 15.2 9.2

Transportation and utilities

726 190 264 272 159 113 16.7 10.4

Information

205 47 70 88 43 45 19.9 12.2

Financial activities

403 106 130 168 82 86 19.3 11.4

Professional and business services

1,194 338 419 437 234 203 18.0 10.0

Education and health services

2,004 593 802 609 353 256 15.4 8.9

Leisure and hospitality

2,613 662 993 958 574 384 15.4 10.3

Other services

628 181 246 201 123 77 15.0 9.2

Public administration

211 69 65 76 42 35 17.0 8.9

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. Effective with January 2020 data, occupations reflect the introduction of the 2018 Census occupational classification system, derived from the 2018 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC). No historical data have been revised. Data for 2020 are not strictly comparable with earlier years.

 

Last Modified Date: January 22, 2021