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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
Oct.
2019
Oct.
2020
Oct.
2019
Oct.
2020

Total, 16 years and over(1)

5,510 10,620 3.3 6.6

Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers

4,233 8,681 3.3 6.8

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

23 89 2.8 13.8

Construction

398 674 4.0 6.8

Manufacturing

484 787 3.1 5.2

Durable goods

286 436 2.9 4.6

Nondurable goods

198 351 3.5 6.3

Wholesale and retail trade

732 1,333 3.6 6.5

Transportation and utilities

197 588 2.6 7.9

Information

79 137 3.3 5.8

Financial activities

198 383 2.0 3.8

Professional and business services

625 1,066 3.5 6.1

Education and health services

552 1,007 2.2 4.2

Leisure and hospitality

747 2,102 5.3 16.3

Other services

197 514 2.9 8.3

Agriculture and related private wage and salary workers

62 110 3.6 6.3

Government workers

414 685 1.9 3.2

Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers

209 632 2.1 6.1

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: November 06, 2020