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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 2021
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)

8,623 2,140 1,981 4,501 1,164 3,337 28.7 16.5

No previous work experience

518 179 140 198 69 129 23.8 9.7

OCCUPATION

Management, professional, and related occupations

1,889 415 406 1,068 244 823 31.8 20.9

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

812 157 163 493 115 377 34.0 24.3

Professional and related occupations

1,077 258 243 575 129 446 30.2 18.1

Service occupations

2,057 503 480 1,074 262 812 28.1 16.6

Sales and office occupations

1,685 406 385 893 232 661 29.2 17.2

Sales and related occupations

853 205 194 454 112 342 29.3 17.5

Office and administrative support occupations

832 201 191 439 120 319 29.0 16.9

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

984 261 220 502 143 359 26.5 15.4

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

104 31 22 51 15 36 23.7 14.0

Construction and extraction occupations

681 180 155 346 100 246 26.4 15.1

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

199 50 43 106 28 77 28.5 17.5

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

1,473 372 345 756 210 546 27.6 15.6

Production occupations

485 118 101 266 74 192 29.1 18.5

Transportation and material moving occupations

988 254 244 490 136 354 26.9 14.3

INDUSTRY(2)

Agriculture and related industries

125 39 30 57 19 38 21.6 12.5

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

74 8 11 55 8 47 38.5 36.8

Construction

655 172 150 333 98 234 25.9 15.1

Manufacturing

647 161 136 350 96 254 29.3 17.7

Durable goods

390 104 81 205 53 152 29.7 16.8

Nondurable goods

256 57 54 145 43 102 28.6 18.8

Wholesale and retail trade

1,184 289 285 610 158 452 28.3 15.9

Transportation and utilities

535 127 122 286 78 208 27.5 17.5

Information

147 27 31 89 22 66 33.3 23.7

Financial activities

300 70 67 163 32 131 30.7 19.7

Professional and business services

945 201 209 535 146 389 31.6 19.7

Education and health services

1,122 304 279 539 134 405 27.1 13.4

Leisure and hospitality

1,339 311 306 722 165 558 29.2 18.4

Other services

348 85 75 189 46 143 28.1 18.7

Public administration

141 32 32 77 23 54 31.2 18.0

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 20, 2022