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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
Oct.
2019
Oct.
2020
Total Men Women
Oct.
2019
Oct.
2020
Oct.
2019
Oct.
2020
Oct.
2019
Oct.
2020

Total, 16 years and over(1)

5,510 10,620 3.3 6.6 3.3 6.6 3.3 6.5

Management, professional, and related occupations

1,161 2,448 1.8 3.7 1.5 3.8 2.0 3.6

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

471 1,212 1.7 4.3 1.2 4.3 2.2 4.3

Management occupations

301 758 1.5 3.9 1.3 3.8 1.9 4.0

Business and financial operations occupations

170 453 2.1 5.2 1.1 5.7 2.8 4.7

Professional and related occupations

690 1,237 1.8 3.3 1.7 3.4 1.9 3.3

Computer and mathematical occupations

121 156 2.2 2.8 1.9 2.7 3.1 3.2

Architecture and engineering occupations

71 101 2.2 3.1 2.2 3.2 2.0 2.5

Life, physical, and social science occupations

21 66 1.4 4.0 1.4 6.3 1.5 1.2

Community and social service occupations

60 52 2.2 2.0 0.6 1.7 2.9 2.0

Legal occupations

28 40 1.4 2.0 1.2 2.7 1.6 1.5

Education, training, and library occupations

192 385 2.0 4.0 1.8 2.3 2.0 4.7

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

93 253 2.8 7.8 2.7 9.8 2.8 5.9

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

103 182 1.0 1.9 0.9 1.2 1.1 2.1

Service occupations

1,257 2,796 4.4 10.4 5.0 10.7 4.0 10.1

Healthcare support occupations

129 371 3.3 6.8 5.8 7.5 2.9 6.7

Protective service occupations

101 145 3.2 4.5 2.7 3.7 4.8 6.8

Food preparation and serving related occupations

486 1,334 5.3 16.0 5.3 18.2 5.4 13.9

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

314 528 5.3 8.7 5.5 7.4 4.9 10.7

Personal care and service occupations

227 418 3.6 10.8 6.4 12.0 2.8 10.4

Sales and office occupations

1,145 2,132 3.3 6.5 2.8 5.8 3.6 7.0

Sales and related occupations

572 1,087 3.4 7.0 2.6 5.9 4.3 8.1

Office and administrative support occupations

573 1,045 3.1 6.1 3.0 5.6 3.1 6.4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

534 993 3.6 6.6 3.5 6.8 5.1 4.4

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

55 73 4.7 6.1 3.4 7.5 7.3 1.9

Construction and extraction occupations

402 691 4.6 7.7 4.5 7.8 5.4 7.2

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

76 229 1.5 4.7 1.6 4.8 0.0 3.2

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

797 1,730 4.1 8.5 3.9 8.0 4.9 10.0

Production occupations

386 525 4.4 6.3 3.8 5.3 5.9 8.8

Transportation and material moving occupations

411 1,205 3.9 10.0 4.0 9.7 3.6 11.1

No previous work experience

592 511 - - - - - -

16 to 19 years

299 265 - - - - - -

20 to 24 years

146 135 - - - - - -

25 years and over

147 111 - - - - - -

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: November 06, 2020