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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
Apr.
2020
Apr.
2021
Total Men Women
Apr.
2020
Apr.
2021
Apr.
2020
Apr.
2021
Apr.
2020
Apr.
2021

Total, 16 years and over(1)

22,504 9,220 14.4 5.7 13.3 6.0 15.7 5.4

Management, professional, and related occupations

5,079 2,014 7.7 3.0 6.6 3.0 8.7 3.1

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

1,742 896 6.2 3.1 5.8 2.9 6.7 3.4

Management occupations

1,199 637 6.3 3.3 5.9 2.6 6.8 4.2

Business and financial operations occupations

543 259 6.0 2.9 5.3 3.7 6.5 2.3

Professional and related occupations

3,337 1,118 8.8 3.0 7.3 3.1 9.9 2.9

Computer and mathematical occupations

257 145 4.3 2.5 4.2 2.0 4.4 3.9

Architecture and engineering occupations

181 102 5.6 3.3 5.2 2.6 7.9 7.0

Life, physical, and social science occupations

91 65 5.4 4.0 7.1 6.0 3.8 1.7

Community and social service occupations

129 61 4.6 2.1 5.1 1.0 4.4 2.6

Legal occupations

67 60 3.7 3.3 4.8 3.2 2.6 3.3

Education, training, and library occupations

1,343 264 14.0 2.8 10.3 2.8 15.3 2.8

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

617 242 18.5 7.1 20.9 7.8 16.2 6.5

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

653 180 6.7 1.9 5.1 2.0 7.3 1.8

Service occupations

6,723 2,098 27.2 8.0 23.6 8.2 29.8 7.9

Healthcare support occupations

621 267 12.6 5.0 6.9 2.8 13.4 5.4

Protective service occupations

285 149 9.4 4.7 6.5 3.7 18.1 7.9

Food preparation and serving related occupations

3,108 850 41.8 10.5 43.3 10.9 40.6 10.2

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

1,210 443 21.9 7.7 15.3 7.2 31.2 8.3

Personal care and service occupations

1,499 389 39.3 9.9 35.5 16.2 40.5 7.9

Sales and office occupations

4,599 1,777 14.8 5.6 12.6 5.6 16.1 5.6

Sales and related occupations

2,519 943 17.1 6.3 13.0 5.3 21.1 7.3

Office and administrative support occupations

2,080 834 12.7 5.0 12.0 6.0 13.0 4.6

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

2,301 1,207 16.3 8.0 16.2 7.8 17.0 10.2

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

153 128 12.4 10.5 11.0 10.1 18.0 11.7

Construction and extraction occupations

1,529 858 18.9 9.8 19.1 9.6 13.8 13.0

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

619 222 12.8 4.3 12.6 4.3 22.3 4.3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

3,502 1,646 18.2 8.1 17.4 7.8 21.1 9.0

Production occupations

1,457 578 18.6 7.0 17.8 6.0 20.8 9.6

Transportation and material moving occupations

2,045 1,068 17.9 8.8 17.1 8.9 21.3 8.5

No previous work experience

271 457 - - - - - -

16 to 19 years

106 196 - - - - - -

20 to 24 years

75 148 - - - - - -

25 years and over

90 112 - - - - - -

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: May 07, 2021