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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
Dec.
2018
Dec.
2019
Dec.
2018
Dec.
2019

Total, 16 years and over(1)

6,029 5,503 3.7 3.4

Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers

4,605 4,207 3.6 3.2

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

21 31 2.6 3.8

Construction

493 489 5.1 5.0

Manufacturing

441 422 2.8 2.7

Durable goods

231 246 2.3 2.5

Nondurable goods

210 175 3.5 3.1

Wholesale and retail trade

753 726 3.7 3.6

Transportation and utilities

280 196 3.9 2.6

Information

103 48 3.9 1.9

Financial activities

248 236 2.4 2.3

Professional and business services

723 546 4.3 3.1

Education and health services

519 604 2.1 2.4

Leisure and hospitality

814 685 6.0 5.0

Other services

211 225 3.0 3.2

Agriculture and related private wage and salary workers

151 185 8.6 9.6

Government workers

526 393 2.5 1.8

Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers

251 266 2.5 2.7

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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Last Modified Date: January 10, 2020