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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
Mar.
2019
Mar.
2020
Total Men Women
Mar.
2019
Mar.
2020
Mar.
2019
Mar.
2020
Mar.
2019
Mar.
2020

Total, 16 years and over(1)

6,382 7,370 3.9 4.5 4.3 4.8 3.5 4.2

Management, professional, and related occupations

1,289 1,663 2.0 2.5 2.1 2.4 1.9 2.6

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

552 631 2.0 2.2 2.2 2.0 1.8 2.4

Management occupations

354 428 1.9 2.2 1.9 1.8 1.8 2.8

Business and financial operations occupations

198 204 2.4 2.2 3.0 2.6 1.8 1.8

Professional and related occupations

736 1,031 1.9 2.6 2.0 2.7 1.9 2.6

Computer and mathematical occupations

85 137 1.6 2.4 1.3 2.5 2.4 2.0

Architecture and engineering occupations

57 91 1.6 2.7 1.3 2.3 3.5 5.2

Life, physical, and social science occupations

18 68 1.3 4.2 2.1 5.3 0.5 3.3

Community and social service occupations

57 54 2.0 1.9 2.4 2.5 1.8 1.7

Legal occupations

49 43 2.6 2.2 2.1 2.0 3.0 2.4

Education, training, and library occupations

171 304 1.7 3.1 1.8 2.4 1.6 3.3

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

158 171 4.9 4.7 5.8 4.9 3.9 4.5

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

141 163 1.5 1.6 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.7

Service occupations

1,442 1,700 5.2 6.3 6.5 6.3 4.3 6.3

Healthcare support occupations

110 118 3.0 2.3 1.3 0.6 3.2 2.5

Protective service occupations

113 66 3.9 2.2 3.7 1.6 4.4 4.0

Food preparation and serving related occupations

544 772 6.2 9.0 7.6 8.7 5.0 9.2

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

420 450 7.0 7.8 8.4 7.6 5.0 8.0

Personal care and service occupations

256 294 4.0 6.7 4.7 7.2 3.8 6.6

Sales and office occupations

1,379 1,254 4.0 3.9 4.1 4.0 4.0 3.8

Sales and related occupations

739 652 4.6 4.3 4.0 3.7 5.2 4.9

Office and administrative support occupations

640 602 3.5 3.6 4.2 4.5 3.2 3.2

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

827 990 5.6 6.6 5.5 6.6 7.4 7.9

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

207 131 15.5 10.6 16.4 9.5 12.9 13.7

Construction and extraction occupations

503 727 5.7 8.3 5.8 8.5 3.0 3.6

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

118 132 2.5 2.7 2.5 2.5 2.6 6.1

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

889 1,301 4.5 6.3 4.4 6.2 5.1 6.9

Production occupations

375 449 4.2 5.3 3.8 5.6 5.1 4.7

Transportation and material moving occupations

514 851 4.9 7.1 4.8 6.6 5.0 9.2

No previous work experience

539 449 - - - - - -

16 to 19 years

271 236 - - - - - -

20 to 24 years

129 126 - - - - - -

25 years and over

138 87 - - - - - -

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: April 03, 2020