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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-30. Unemployed persons by occupation and sex
[Numbers in thousands]
Occupation Total unemployed Unemployment rates
Apr.
2021
Apr.
2022
Total Men Women
Apr.
2021
Apr.
2022
Apr.
2021
Apr.
2022
Apr.
2021
Apr.
2022

Total, 16 years and over(1)

9,220 5,458 5.7 3.3 6.0 3.6 5.4 3.1

Management, professional, and related occupations

2,014 1,088 3.0 1.6 3.0 1.6 3.1 1.6

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

896 462 3.1 1.6 2.9 1.4 3.4 1.8

Management occupations

637 262 3.3 1.3 2.6 1.3 4.2 1.2

Business and financial operations occupations

259 201 2.9 2.2 3.7 1.6 2.3 2.7

Professional and related occupations

1,118 626 3.0 1.6 3.1 1.8 2.9 1.5

Computer and mathematical occupations

145 98 2.5 1.7 2.0 1.5 3.9 2.0

Architecture and engineering occupations

102 55 3.3 1.7 2.6 1.8 7.0 0.6

Life, physical, and social science occupations

65 12 4.0 0.6 6.0 0.4 1.7 0.9

Community and social service occupations

61 14 2.1 0.5 1.0 0.4 2.6 0.5

Legal occupations

60 25 3.3 1.4 3.2 1.8 3.3 1.0

Education, training, and library occupations

264 183 2.8 1.9 2.8 2.4 2.8 1.7

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

242 137 7.1 3.9 7.8 4.1 6.5 3.7

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

180 100 1.9 1.0 2.0 0.7 1.8 1.1

Service occupations

2,098 1,181 8.0 4.4 8.2 4.2 7.9 4.6

Healthcare support occupations

267 193 5.0 3.7 2.8 3.5 5.4 3.7

Protective service occupations

149 99 4.7 3.2 3.7 3.5 7.9 2.4

Food preparation and serving related occupations

850 405 10.5 4.8 10.9 3.8 10.2 5.7

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

443 307 7.7 5.3 7.2 5.2 8.3 5.4

Personal care and service occupations

389 176 9.9 4.4 16.2 5.7 7.9 4.0

Sales and office occupations

1,777 1,094 5.6 3.4 5.6 3.9 5.6 3.2

Sales and related occupations

943 616 6.3 4.1 5.3 3.8 7.3 4.4

Office and administrative support occupations

834 478 5.0 2.8 6.0 4.0 4.6 2.4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

1,207 601 8.0 4.1 7.8 4.0 10.2 5.4

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

128 43 10.5 4.6 10.1 4.9 11.7 3.7

Construction and extraction occupations

858 433 9.8 4.9 9.6 4.9 13.0 4.3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

222 125 4.3 2.5 4.3 2.2 4.3 9.2

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

1,646 1,067 8.1 5.0 7.8 5.0 9.0 5.0

Production occupations

578 295 7.0 3.4 6.0 3.0 9.6 4.2

Transportation and material moving occupations

1,068 771 8.8 6.1 8.9 6.1 8.5 5.9

No previous work experience

457 402 - - - - - -

16 to 19 years

196 173 - - - - - -

20 to 24 years

148 141 - - - - - -

25 years and over

112 89 - - - - - -

Footnotes
(1) Includes a small number of persons whose last job was in the Armed Forces.

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 75,000). Effective with January 2020 data, occupations reflect the introduction of the 2018 Census occupational classification system, derived from the 2018 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC). No historical data have been revised. Data for 2020 are not strictly comparable with earlier years.

 

Last Modified Date: May 06, 2022