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Table 2. Unemployment insurance (UI) benefit applicants and recipients among unemployed persons who had worked in the past 12 months by characteristics of last job, 2018

Table 2. Unemployment insurance (UI) benefit applicants and recipients among unemployed persons who had worked in the past 12 months by characteristics of last job, 2018
[Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic Unemployed
who worked
in the past
12 months (1)
UI benefit applicants Did not
apply for UI
benefits
Total Percent of
unemployed
UI benefit recipients
Total Percent of
UI benefit
applicants
Percent of
unemployed

Total, 16 years and over

3,711 947 25.5 623 65.8 16.8 2,727

Union status on last job (2)

Union member or represented by a union

172 91 52.7 74 81.7 43.0 81

Nonunion

3,464 837 24.2 536 64.1 15.5 2,610

Occupation of last job (3)

Management, professional, and related occupations

795 299 37.6 205 68.5 25.7 484

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

318 155 48.8 107 69.1 33.7 159

Professional and related occupations

477 144 30.1 97 67.9 20.4 325

Service occupations

843 128 15.2 85 66.7 10.1 703

Sales and office occupations

906 223 24.6 149 66.6 16.4 676

Sales and related occupations

497 91 18.3 64 70.5 12.9 404

Office and administrative support occupations

409 132 32.4 85 63.9 20.7 271

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

479 142 29.6 101 71.0 21.0 334

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

60 14 - 6 - - 46

Construction and extraction occupations

335 108 32.1 81 75.7 24.3 226

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

84 20 24.2 13 - 15.9 62

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

672 154 22.9 84 54.3 12.4 516

Production occupations

284 68 23.8 36 - 12.7 214

Transportation and material moving occupations

388 86 22.2 48 55.2 12.3 301

Industry of last job (3)

Agriculture and related industries

90 33 36.2 18 - 20.0 57

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

16 7 - 4 - - 9

Construction

370 113 30.4 87 76.8 23.4 257

Manufacturing

386 121 31.4 84 69.1 21.7 258

Wholesale and retail trade

664 152 22.9 98 64.3 14.7 507

Transportation and utilities

165 40 24.4 16 - 9.7 122

Information

66 23 - 19 - - 43

Financial activities

160 73 45.6 55 - 34.4 83

Professional and business services

474 129 27.3 77 59.8 16.3 344

Education and health services

520 148 28.5 102 69.0 19.7 361

Leisure and hospitality

565 69 12.3 44 - 7.8 490

Other services

144 15 10.3 7 - 4.8 129

Public administration

74 22 - 12 - - 52

(1) Includes a relatively small number of persons who did not provide information about applying for UI benefits, not shown separately.
(2) Refers to union members and those covered by a union contract on their last job. Data do not sum to total because some individuals did not respond to the question about union membership.
(3) Persons whose last job was in the U.S. Armed Forces are included in the unemployed total, but not shown separately.

NOTE: Estimates are an average of data collected in May and September 2018. Data exclude unemployed persons with no previous work experience and those who last worked more than 12 months prior to the survey. However, all unemployed persons expecting to be recalled from temporary layoff are included, regardless of whether they worked in the 12 months prior to the survey. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 75,000).

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Last Modified Date: November 07, 2019