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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
May
2021
May
2022
Total Men Women
May
2021
May
2022
May
2021
May
2022
May
2021
May
2022

Total, 16 years and over(1)

8,829 5,548 5.5 3.4 5.7 3.4 5.2 3.4

Management, professional, and related occupations

1,879 1,098 2.8 1.6 2.7 1.6 3.0 1.6

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

833 422 2.9 1.4 2.3 1.3 3.6 1.6

Management occupations

569 262 2.9 1.3 2.1 1.2 4.0 1.4

Business and financial operations occupations

265 160 2.9 1.8 2.9 1.7 3.0 1.9

Professional and related occupations

1,046 677 2.8 1.7 3.0 1.8 2.6 1.7

Computer and mathematical occupations

140 127 2.4 2.1 2.3 1.8 2.9 3.0

Architecture and engineering occupations

90 31 2.8 0.9 2.8 0.7 2.7 1.8

Life, physical, and social science occupations

70 29 4.1 1.5 5.1 1.2 3.0 1.9

Community and social service occupations

71 42 2.5 1.4 1.6 1.0 2.9 1.6

Legal occupations

36 21 2.0 1.1 0.5 0.9 3.2 1.4

Education, training, and library occupations

225 184 2.4 1.9 2.6 2.3 2.3 1.8

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

263 135 7.8 3.8 7.3 4.8 8.4 2.8

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

150 108 1.6 1.1 2.5 1.2 1.3 1.1

Service occupations

1,965 1,153 7.6 4.2 7.8 4.1 7.4 4.4

Healthcare support occupations

284 202 5.5 3.8 6.8 3.0 5.3 4.0

Protective service occupations

174 115 5.5 3.6 4.7 3.7 7.9 3.2

Food preparation and serving related occupations

777 418 9.8 4.8 10.0 5.1 9.6 4.6

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

388 253 6.7 4.2 5.5 3.5 8.3 5.3

Personal care and service occupations

341 165 8.8 4.0 16.8 3.7 6.2 4.1

Sales and office occupations

1,868 1,267 5.8 4.0 5.7 4.1 5.8 4.0

Sales and related occupations

980 633 6.4 4.2 5.3 4.3 7.5 4.1

Office and administrative support occupations

889 635 5.2 3.8 6.4 3.8 4.8 3.9

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

995 535 6.6 3.6 6.6 3.5 6.2 4.8

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

109 54 8.6 5.1 9.9 4.4 5.0 7.2

Construction and extraction occupations

670 403 7.8 4.5 7.7 4.6 11.0 2.4

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

216 78 4.1 1.6 4.3 1.4 1.6 6.3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

1,628 968 7.9 4.6 8.0 4.2 7.6 5.8

Production occupations

529 334 6.4 3.9 6.6 3.3 5.7 5.3

Transportation and material moving occupations

1,099 634 8.9 5.0 8.8 4.7 9.1 6.2

No previous work experience

483 516 - - - - - -

16 to 19 years

189 263 - - - - - -

20 to 24 years

182 161 - - - - - -

25 years and over

113 93 - - - - - -

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: June 03, 2022