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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
Jan.
2020
Jan.
2021
Total Men Women
Jan.
2020
Jan.
2021
Jan.
2020
Jan.
2021
Jan.
2020
Jan.
2021

Total, 16 years and over(1)

6,504 10,851 4.0 6.8 4.2 7.1 3.7 6.5

Management, professional, and related occupations

1,453 2,433 2.2 3.7 2.3 3.9 2.1 3.5

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

653 1,088 2.3 3.8 2.3 4.1 2.3 3.6

Management occupations

431 711 2.3 3.7 2.1 3.7 2.5 3.6

Business and financial operations occupations

223 377 2.4 4.1 3.0 4.9 2.0 3.4

Professional and related occupations

799 1,345 2.1 3.5 2.2 3.7 1.9 3.4

Computer and mathematical occupations

173 138 3.0 2.4 2.7 2.4 3.8 2.2

Architecture and engineering occupations

66 109 2.0 3.5 1.9 3.4 2.8 3.5

Life, physical, and social science occupations

41 62 2.5 3.9 2.3 4.6 2.6 3.2

Community and social service occupations

53 79 1.8 2.9 2.0 2.0 1.7 3.3

Legal occupations

25 53 1.3 3.0 1.6 2.3 1.0 3.6

Education, training, and library occupations

192 388 2.0 4.1 2.3 4.0 1.9 4.1

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

111 313 3.1 9.4 3.4 10.7 2.7 8.1

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

139 204 1.4 2.0 0.9 2.2 1.6 2.0

Service occupations

1,280 2,887 4.7 11.4 5.4 12.2 4.2 10.8

Healthcare support occupations

182 384 3.5 7.4 4.6 7.0 3.3 7.4

Protective service occupations

68 120 2.2 4.0 2.2 4.1 1.9 3.8

Food preparation and serving related occupations

504 1,260 5.7 16.5 6.0 18.5 5.5 14.6

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

375 587 6.6 10.4 7.5 10.0 5.5 10.8

Personal care and service occupations

150 535 3.5 14.2 5.1 20.2 3.0 12.6

Sales and office occupations

1,309 1,983 4.0 6.1 3.5 5.7 4.3 6.4

Sales and related occupations

724 1,036 4.5 6.6 3.0 5.8 6.0 7.5

Office and administrative support occupations

585 947 3.5 5.7 4.5 5.6 3.2 5.7

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

934 1,417 6.3 9.7 5.9 9.2 12.6 17.4

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

210 140 16.3 12.4 14.4 9.6 21.0 21.6

Construction and extraction occupations

590 963 6.9 11.0 6.9 10.7 6.1 18.8

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

134 314 2.7 6.6 2.4 6.5 9.5 7.6

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

1,008 1,626 4.8 8.0 4.6 8.0 5.4 8.2

Production occupations

434 544 5.0 6.5 4.8 6.2 5.5 7.1

Transportation and material moving occupations

574 1,081 4.6 9.1 4.4 9.1 5.3 9.2

No previous work experience

500 494 - - - - - -

16 to 19 years

237 236 - - - - - -

20 to 24 years

140 130 - - - - - -

25 years and over

123 129 - - - - - -

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: February 05, 2021