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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
Oct.
2019
Oct.
2020
Oct.
2019
Oct.
2020
Oct.
2019
Oct.
2020

Total, 16 years and over(1)

159,067 150,433 5,510 10,620 3.3 6.6

Management, professional, and related occupations

64,997 63,277 1,161 2,448 1.8 3.7

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

27,517 27,004 471 1,212 1.7 4.3

Professional and related occupations

37,480 36,274 690 1,237 1.8 3.3

Service occupations

27,132 24,137 1,257 2,796 4.4 10.4

Sales and office occupations

34,055 30,501 1,145 2,132 3.3 6.5

Sales and related occupations

16,050 14,531 572 1,087 3.4 7.0

Office and administrative support occupations

18,005 15,970 573 1,045 3.1 6.1

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

14,389 13,956 534 993 3.6 6.6

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

1,123 1,117 55 73 4.7 6.1

Construction and extraction occupations

8,365 8,240 402 691 4.6 7.7

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,901 4,599 76 229 1.5 4.7

Production, transportation, and material moving
occupations

18,494 18,562 797 1,730 4.1 8.5

Production occupations

8,412 7,753 386 525 4.4 6.3

Transportation and material moving occupations

10,083 10,809 411 1,205 3.9 10.0

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: November 06, 2020