Table A-14. Unemployed persons by industry and class of worker, not seasonally adjusted

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-14. Unemployed persons by industry and class of worker, not seasonally adjusted
Industry and class of worker Number of
unemployed
persons
(in thousands)
Unemployment
rates
May
2017
May
2018
May
2017
May
2018

Total, 16 years and over(1)

6,572 5,756 4.1 3.6

Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers

5,074 4,467 4.0 3.5

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

20 23 2.5 3.0

Construction

502 415 5.3 4.4

Manufacturing

504 546 3.2 3.4

Durable goods

327 340 3.3 3.4

Nondurable goods

178 206 3.1 3.5

Wholesale and retail trade

916 885 4.7 4.5

Transportation and utilities

262 223 4.2 3.2

Information

123 100 4.7 3.5

Financial activities

232 167 2.3 1.7

Professional and business services

690 669 4.1 4.0

Education and health services

675 563 2.8 2.3

Leisure and hospitality

905 706 6.3 4.9

Other services

245 171 3.6 2.5

Agriculture and related private wage and salary workers

103 95 6.0 5.8

Government workers

471 425 2.2 2.0

Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers

297 239 3.0 2.3

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.

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