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Table A-13. Employed and unemployed persons by occupation, not seasonally adjusted

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-13. Employed and unemployed persons by occupation, not seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Occupation Employed Unemployed Unemployment
rates
Aug.
2019
Aug.
2020
Aug.
2019
Aug.
2020
Aug.
2019
Aug.
2020

Total, 16 years and over(1)

157,816 147,224 6,203 13,742 3.8 8.5

Management, professional, and related occupations

63,679 63,095 1,476 3,680 2.3 5.5

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

26,717 27,090 506 1,325 1.9 4.7

Professional and related occupations

36,962 36,004 970 2,354 2.6 6.1

Service occupations

27,416 22,673 1,178 3,500 4.1 13.4

Sales and office occupations

33,484 30,434 1,337 2,581 3.8 7.8

Sales and related occupations

15,777 14,402 625 1,361 3.8 8.6

Office and administrative support occupations

17,707 16,032 712 1,220 3.9 7.1

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

14,549 13,559 601 1,162 4.0 7.9

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

1,115 977 50 77 4.3 7.3

Construction and extraction occupations

8,415 7,972 398 739 4.5 8.5

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

5,019 4,610 152 345 2.9 7.0

Production, transportation, and material moving
occupations

18,688 17,464 955 2,187 4.9 11.1

Production occupations

8,861 7,427 358 800 3.9 9.7

Transportation and material moving occupations

9,827 10,037 597 1,386 5.7 12.1

Footnotes
(1) Persons with no previous work experience and persons whose last job was in the U.S. Armed Forces are included in the unemployed total.

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 into the Current Population Survey, or household survey. This classification system is derived from the 2018 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC). No historical data have been revised. Data for 2020 are not strictly comparable with earlier years.

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Last Modified Date: September 04, 2020