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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.
2018
Nov.
2019
Total Men Women
Nov.
2018
Nov.
2019
Nov.
2018
Nov.
2019
Nov.
2018
Nov.
2019

Total, 16 years and over(1)

5,650 5,441 3.5 3.3 3.4 3.3 3.5 3.3

Management, professional, and related occupations

1,330 1,208 2.1 1.8 2.1 1.7 2.1 1.9

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

557 453 2.1 1.6 2.0 1.4 2.1 1.9

Management occupations

362 269 1.9 1.4 1.9 1.3 1.9 1.5

Business and financial operations occupations

195 184 2.6 2.3 2.5 1.8 2.6 2.6

Professional and related occupations

773 755 2.1 1.9 2.1 1.9 2.0 2.0

Computer and mathematical occupations

129 132 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.2 2.4 3.2

Architecture and engineering occupations

73 62 2.2 1.9 2.2 1.8 1.9 2.0

Life, physical, and social science occupations

25 40 1.6 2.7 2.0 2.4 1.2 2.9

Community and social service occupations

69 67 2.5 2.4 2.6 2.4 2.5 2.4

Legal occupations

26 29 1.4 1.4 1.1 0.4 1.7 2.2

Education, training, and library occupations

216 206 2.2 2.1 1.9 1.9 2.3 2.1

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

91 82 2.7 2.3 2.7 2.2 2.8 2.5

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

144 138 1.5 1.3 1.2 1.6 1.6 1.3

Service occupations

1,154 1,141 4.1 4.1 4.6 4.4 3.8 3.8

Healthcare support occupations

146 126 3.9 3.2 3.8 4.5 3.9 3.0

Protective service occupations

106 109 3.2 3.4 2.5 2.4 5.4 6.7

Food preparation and serving related occupations

391 410 4.7 4.6 6.2 4.7 3.5 4.6

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

283 285 4.6 4.8 5.1 5.3 3.9 4.2

Personal care and service occupations

229 211 3.6 3.5 3.3 5.1 3.7 3.0

Sales and office occupations

1,224 1,098 3.5 3.2 2.7 2.5 4.0 3.6

Sales and related occupations

620 531 3.7 3.3 2.7 2.1 4.8 4.5

Office and administrative support occupations

604 567 3.3 3.1 2.7 3.2 3.5 3.1

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

677 655 4.4 4.3 4.1 3.9 9.1 11.6

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

129 134 9.8 11.1 7.6 8.0 15.8 19.4

Construction and extraction occupations

400 437 4.4 5.0 4.4 4.9 6.6 8.9

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

148 84 2.9 1.6 3.0 1.5 1.0 5.2

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

723 802 3.7 4.1 3.6 4.1 4.3 4.1

Production occupations

307 334 3.4 3.7 3.1 3.7 4.0 3.8

Transportation and material moving occupations

415 468 4.0 4.4 3.9 4.4 4.6 4.5

No previous work experience

524 522 - - - - - -

16 to 19 years

259 285 - - - - - -

20 to 24 years

146 110 - - - - - -

25 years and over

118 126 - - - - - -

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).

 

Last Modified Date: December 06, 2019