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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
Nov.
2021
Nov.
2022
Total Men Women
Nov.
2021
Nov.
2022
Nov.
2021
Nov.
2022
Nov.
2021
Nov.
2022

Total, 16 years and over(1)

6,302 5,523 3.9 3.4 3.9 3.4 3.9 3.3

Management, professional, and related occupations

1,308 1,247 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.7 2.1 1.9

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

629 584 2.2 1.9 1.8 1.4 2.6 2.6

Management occupations

380 349 1.9 1.7 1.4 1.3 2.6 2.3

Business and financial operations occupations

249 235 2.7 2.4 2.9 1.7 2.6 3.0

Professional and related occupations

679 663 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.7 1.5

Computer and mathematical occupations

153 130 2.6 2.0 2.6 2.2 2.6 1.3

Architecture and engineering occupations

50 73 1.4 2.0 1.0 2.0 3.7 2.1

Life, physical, and social science occupations

45 35 2.7 1.9 2.4 2.2 3.0 1.4

Community and social service occupations

44 45 1.6 1.5 0.7 2.6 2.1 1.0

Legal occupations

26 32 1.3 1.6 0.6 0.4 1.9 2.6

Education, training, and library occupations

124 122 1.3 1.3 1.0 1.3 1.4 1.3

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

161 108 4.7 2.9 5.0 3.0 4.4 2.8

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

75 117 0.8 1.2 0.8 1.1 0.8 1.2

Service occupations

1,506 1,173 5.6 4.4 5.4 4.2 5.8 4.6

Healthcare support occupations

242 257 4.5 4.9 4.9 0.7 4.4 5.6

Protective service occupations

56 85 1.8 2.8 1.9 2.6 1.7 3.6

Food preparation and serving related occupations

661 421 7.7 5.1 8.4 5.6 7.2 4.6

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

325 270 5.5 4.6 4.4 4.0 6.9 5.4

Personal care and service occupations

222 140 5.8 3.4 5.7 5.8 5.9 2.7

Sales and office occupations

1,232 1,019 3.8 3.3 3.8 3.1 3.9 3.4

Sales and related occupations

633 487 4.2 3.3 3.4 2.5 4.9 4.2

Office and administrative support occupations

599 532 3.5 3.3 4.4 4.2 3.2 2.9

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

728 662 5.0 4.5 4.7 4.3 10.1 7.0

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

66 65 6.8 6.7 4.7 6.2 13.2 7.9

Construction and extraction occupations

518 467 5.9 5.2 5.8 5.1 9.5 7.8

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

145 130 3.0 2.7 2.8 2.6 7.3 3.5

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

1,123 871 5.4 4.2 4.7 4.0 7.3 4.5

Production occupations

355 254 4.3 3.0 3.3 3.3 6.7 2.3

Transportation and material moving occupations

768 617 6.1 5.0 5.6 4.5 7.8 6.5

No previous work experience

385 530 - - - - - -

16 to 19 years

171 284 - - - - - -

20 to 24 years

127 136 - - - - - -

25 years and over

87 110 - - - - - -

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: December 02, 2022