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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
Sept.
2020
Sept.
2021
Total Men Women
Sept.
2020
Sept.
2021
Sept.
2020
Sept.
2021
Sept.
2020
Sept.
2021

Total, 16 years and over(1)

12,277 7,366 7.7 4.6 7.3 4.6 8.0 4.5

Management, professional, and related occupations

2,946 1,580 4.5 2.4 4.3 2.4 4.6 2.3

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

1,336 669 4.8 2.3 4.4 2.3 5.3 2.4

Management occupations

831 377 4.3 1.9 4.1 1.7 4.6 2.3

Business and financial operations occupations

504 292 5.8 3.2 5.1 3.8 6.4 2.6

Professional and related occupations

1,611 911 4.3 2.4 4.2 2.5 4.3 2.3

Computer and mathematical occupations

189 123 3.5 2.2 3.9 2.1 2.4 2.4

Architecture and engineering occupations

108 96 3.4 2.9 3.2 2.6 3.9 4.0

Life, physical, and social science occupations

63 37 3.9 2.0 2.7 2.1 5.3 1.9

Community and social service occupations

78 67 2.8 2.3 3.8 2.0 2.5 2.4

Legal occupations

39 33 2.0 1.7 1.8 0.5 2.1 2.7

Education, training, and library occupations

551 260 5.8 2.8 5.8 3.8 5.9 2.5

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

313 133 9.4 4.2 9.7 4.6 9.1 3.9

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

270 162 2.7 1.6 2.4 1.7 2.8 1.6

Service occupations

3,200 1,758 12.0 6.4 12.1 6.2 12.0 6.5

Healthcare support occupations

385 280 7.2 5.3 9.6 4.0 6.8 5.5

Protective service occupations

137 139 4.2 4.6 2.6 4.4 8.8 5.2

Food preparation and serving related occupations

1,473 675 17.7 7.8 20.3 8.3 15.4 7.4

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

576 361 10.0 5.7 7.4 5.1 14.1 6.7

Personal care and service occupations

629 303 15.8 7.2 21.3 8.7 14.1 6.8

Sales and office occupations

2,610 1,525 8.1 4.9 7.1 4.5 8.7 5.1

Sales and related occupations

1,388 782 8.9 5.2 7.6 4.5 10.4 5.9

Office and administrative support occupations

1,222 743 7.3 4.6 6.3 4.6 7.7 4.6

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

1,023 700 7.0 4.7 6.7 4.7 11.1 4.8

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

61 71 5.9 6.5 4.4 6.9 10.8 5.1

Construction and extraction occupations

702 427 8.0 4.9 8.0 4.9 9.4 4.6

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

261 202 5.3 3.9 4.8 3.9 13.6 4.8

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

1,953 1,298 9.7 6.3 9.1 6.4 11.4 6.0

Production occupations

691 463 8.2 5.5 7.5 5.8 9.8 4.6

Transportation and material moving occupations

1,262 835 10.7 6.9 10.1 6.7 12.8 7.3

No previous work experience

531 486 - - - - - -

16 to 19 years

290 256 - - - - - -

20 to 24 years

161 137 - - - - - -

25 years and over

80 93 - - - - - -

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: October 08, 2021