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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
Jan.
2020
Jan.
2021
Jan.
2020
Jan.
2021

Total, 16 years and over(1)

6,504 10,851 4.0 6.8

Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers

4,954 8,945 3.8 7.1

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

16 93 1.9 14.2

Construction

515 938 5.4 9.4

Manufacturing

530 699 3.4 4.7

Durable goods

317 396 3.2 4.2

Nondurable goods

214 303 3.7 5.6

Wholesale and retail trade

945 1,367 4.7 6.9

Transportation and utilities

220 613 3.0 8.2

Information

61 186 2.3 7.4

Financial activities

259 350 2.5 3.4

Professional and business services

724 1,146 4.1 6.8

Education and health services

601 1,059 2.4 4.3

Leisure and hospitality

833 1,949 5.9 15.9

Other services

250 544 3.7 8.8

Agriculture and related private wage and salary workers

231 153 12.5 9.4

Government workers

467 641 2.1 3.0

Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers

351 617 3.6 6.2

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: February 05, 2021