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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
Feb.
2019
Feb.
2020
Feb.
2019
Feb.
2020

Total, 16 years and over(1)

6,625 6,218 4.1 3.8

Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers

5,123 4,890 4.0 3.7

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

26 46 3.6 5.4

Construction

588 531 6.2 5.5

Manufacturing

464 613 2.9 3.9

Durable goods

270 359 2.7 3.6

Nondurable goods

194 254 3.3 4.3

Wholesale and retail trade

978 821 5.0 4.2

Transportation and utilities

297 256 4.1 3.4

Information

107 68 4.1 2.6

Financial activities

264 167 2.6 1.6

Professional and business services

768 795 4.3 4.4

Education and health services

621 608 2.5 2.4

Leisure and hospitality

794 799 5.8 5.7

Other services

215 187 3.2 2.8

Agriculture and related private wage and salary workers

190 205 11.1 11.0

Government workers

397 347 1.8 1.6

Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers

337 312 3.4 3.2

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: March 06, 2020