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.
2016
Aug.
2017
Aug.
2016
Aug.
2017

Total, 16 years and over(1)

7,996 7,287 5.0 4.5

Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers

5,820 5,399 4.6 4.2

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

42 31 5.4 4.5

Construction

454 448 5.1 4.7

Manufacturing

652 596 4.2 3.9

Durable goods

415 371 4.2 3.9

Nondurable goods

237 225 4.1 4.0

Wholesale and retail trade

985 919 4.9 4.6

Transportation and utilities

331 320 5.0 4.6

Information

130 131 5.0 5.1

Financial activities

269 243 2.8 2.5

Professional and business services

749 783 4.4 4.5

Education and health services

956 880 4.1 3.8

Leisure and hospitality

962 765 6.6 5.2

Other services

290 284 4.2 4.2

Agriculture and related private wage and salary workers

67 75 3.7 4.3

Government workers

778 766 3.7 3.6

Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers

371 321 3.7 3.3

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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