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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
Aug.
2019
Aug.
2020
Aug.
2019
Aug.
2020

Total, 16 years and over(1)

6,203 13,742 3.8 8.5

Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers

4,566 11,099 3.5 8.8

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

8 93 1.1 12.4

Construction

361 762 3.6 7.6

Manufacturing

512 1,003 3.2 6.7

Durable goods

282 610 2.8 6.5

Nondurable goods

229 393 3.9 7.0

Wholesale and retail trade

799 1,612 4.1 8.3

Transportation and utilities

308 847 4.2 11.3

Information

121 210 4.7 8.6

Financial activities

217 430 2.1 4.2

Professional and business services

582 1,286 3.2 7.2

Education and health services

668 1,530 2.7 6.3

Leisure and hospitality

728 2,751 5.0 21.3

Other services

262 574 3.8 9.1

Agriculture and related private wage and salary workers

63 83 3.8 5.6

Government workers

659 1,232 3.1 5.7

Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers

283 708 2.8 6.8

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, industries reflect the introduction of the 2017 Census industry classification system into the Current Population Survey. This industry classification system is derived from the 2017 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). No historical data have been revised.

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Last Modified Date: September 04, 2020