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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
Aug.
2019
Aug.
2020
Total Men Women
Aug.
2019
Aug.
2020
Aug.
2019
Aug.
2020
Aug.
2019
Aug.
2020

Total, 16 years and over(1)

6,203 13,742 3.8 8.5 3.5 8.0 4.1 9.1

Management, professional, and related occupations

1,476 3,680 2.3 5.5 1.8 5.0 2.7 5.9

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

506 1,325 1.9 4.7 1.6 4.4 2.2 5.1

Management occupations

312 836 1.6 4.3 1.6 4.2 1.7 4.5

Business and financial operations occupations

194 490 2.4 5.4 1.5 4.8 3.2 5.9

Professional and related occupations

970 2,354 2.6 6.1 2.1 5.7 2.9 6.4

Computer and mathematical occupations

87 264 1.5 4.6 1.4 5.2 1.7 2.6

Architecture and engineering occupations

24 124 0.8 3.7 0.8 3.7 0.4 3.9

Life, physical, and social science occupations

54 81 3.3 4.5 3.6 3.0 2.9 6.3

Community and social service occupations

61 100 2.2 3.6 1.9 5.1 2.3 2.9

Legal occupations

21 82 1.1 4.1 0.4 4.0 1.7 4.2

Education, training, and library occupations

463 960 4.9 10.2 4.6 9.4 5.1 10.5

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

136 416 4.0 12.7 3.6 13.6 4.3 11.9

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

122 327 1.3 3.3 1.1 2.4 1.3 3.6

Service occupations

1,178 3,500 4.1 13.4 4.0 13.0 4.2 13.7

Healthcare support occupations

148 455 3.8 9.0 3.2 10.9 3.8 8.7

Protective service occupations

65 150 1.9 4.4 1.5 3.0 3.1 8.7

Food preparation and serving related occupations

493 1,762 5.6 22.3 6.0 22.9 5.3 21.8

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

206 546 3.4 9.8 3.0 9.3 3.9 10.6

Personal care and service occupations

266 587 4.3 13.8 6.0 16.9 3.7 12.8

Sales and office occupations

1,337 2,581 3.8 7.8 3.2 6.4 4.2 8.7

Sales and related occupations

625 1,361 3.8 8.6 2.4 6.2 5.2 11.2

Office and administrative support occupations

712 1,220 3.9 7.1 4.5 6.9 3.6 7.1

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

601 1,162 4.0 7.9 3.7 7.6 8.1 11.9

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

50 77 4.3 7.3 1.2 5.4 12.8 12.3

Construction and extraction occupations

398 739 4.5 8.5 4.5 8.4 5.3 10.7

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

152 345 2.9 7.0 2.8 6.6 5.9 13.1

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

955 2,187 4.9 11.1 4.6 10.7 5.7 12.6

Production occupations

358 800 3.9 9.7 3.8 9.7 4.0 9.9

Transportation and material moving occupations

597 1,386 5.7 12.1 5.2 11.3 7.8 15.1

No previous work experience

631 620 - - - - - -

16 to 19 years

332 321 - - - - - -

20 to 24 years

168 176 - - - - - -

25 years and over

130 123 - - - - - -

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: September 04, 2020