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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-31. Unemployed persons by industry, class of worker, and sex
[Numbers in thousands]
Industry and class of worker Total unemployed Unemployment rates
May
2019
May
2020
Total Men Women
May
2019
May
2020
May
2019
May
2020
May
2019
May
2020

Total, 16 years and over(1)

5,503 20,514 3.4 13.0 3.4 11.9 3.3 14.3

Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers(2)

4,204 17,404 3.3 14.0 3.3 12.7 3.2 15.4

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

35 64 5.0 8.4 5.0 9.4 5.2 1.2

Construction

294 1,187 3.2 12.7 3.5 13.2 1.4 9.1

Manufacturing

369 1,782 2.3 11.6 2.3 10.9 2.4 13.4

Durable goods

215 1,243 2.2 13.1 2.1 12.5 2.5 14.9

Nonmetallic mineral products

17 27 3.9 7.0 3.8 3.8 4.2 19.2

Primary and fabricated metal products

33 207 1.8 12.2 2.0 12.4 0.8 10.6

Machinery manufacturing

4 147 0.3 12.0 0.4 13.1 0.0 7.5

Computer and electronic products

4 58 0.4 5.8 0.2 5.7 1.2 5.9

Electrical equipment and appliances

16 30 3.4 8.0 4.6 2.5 0.7 18.6

Transportation equipment

58 435 2.2 18.5 1.5 17.5 4.5 21.8

Wood products

4 20 1.0 5.0 1.1 6.2 0.6 0.0

Furniture and related products

27 54 7.6 13.0 7.4 10.5 8.2 20.2

Miscellaneous manufacturing

52 265 3.2 16.4 3.7 15.6 2.5 17.7

Nondurable goods

154 539 2.5 9.3 2.6 7.9 2.4 11.7

Food manufacturing

65 186 3.1 10.6 3.7 9.7 2.2 11.9

Beverage and tobacco products

1 13 0.3 4.6 0.4 2.8 0.0 -

Textile, apparel, and leather

20 89 3.2 20.0 2.2 16.1 4.4 24.3

Paper and printing

27 53 3.1 6.7 2.8 6.2 3.9 8.0

Petroleum and coal products

3 41 1.6 18.8 1.8 18.2 - -

Chemicals

22 79 1.4 4.6 1.8 3.9 0.7 5.7

Plastics and rubber products

17 78 2.9 12.9 2.3 10.2 4.6 20.0

Wholesale and retail trade

822 2,895 4.2 15.1 3.9 12.3 4.5 18.4

Wholesale trade

103 265 3.0 7.9 2.9 7.2 3.3 9.5

Retail trade

719 2,630 4.4 16.6 4.2 13.8 4.7 19.6

Transportation and utilities

299 1,023 4.1 14.2 4.2 13.1 3.7 17.9

Transportation and warehousing

270 974 4.3 15.6 4.3 14.3 4.1 20.1

Utilities

28 49 2.9 5.0 3.2 5.8 1.5 1.8

Information(3)

77 259 3.0 10.9 3.4 11.0 2.3 10.7

Publishing, except Internet

19 28 5.0 7.6 8.3 2.4 1.9 11.6

Motion picture and sound recording industries

42 136 8.5 31.5 10.3 33.1 5.1 29.1

Broadcasting (except internet)

5 12 1.1 3.3 1.6 3.2 0.0 3.5

Telecommunications

6 47 0.7 5.7 0.1 6.5 2.4 3.9

Financial activities

162 559 1.7 5.7 1.9 5.4 1.4 6.0

Finance and insurance

111 238 1.6 3.3 2.0 2.5 1.2 4.0

Finance

83 143 1.9 3.1 2.4 2.8 1.5 3.4

Insurance

28 95 1.0 3.6 1.2 1.6 0.9 4.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

50 321 1.9 12.6 1.8 12.8 2.0 12.4

Real estate

37 198 1.6 8.9 1.0 7.9 2.2 9.9

Rental and leasing services

13 124 3.4 36.9 5.1 36.0 0.0 39.3

Professional and business services

600 1,578 3.4 9.0 3.1 7.4 3.7 11.3

Professional and technical services

311 637 2.7 5.5 2.5 4.7 3.0 6.7

Management, administrative, and waste services(3)

289 940 4.7 15.8 4.2 12.7 5.4 20.4

Administrative and support services

275 905 5.0 16.7 4.5 13.6 5.7 20.9

Waste management and remediation services

5 29 1.1 7.2 1.0 6.8 1.3 -

Education and health services

609 2,458 2.4 10.1 2.1 8.1 2.5 10.8

Educational services

159 639 3.0 12.5 3.1 12.9 2.9 12.3

Health care and social assistance

450 1,819 2.3 9.5 1.7 6.1 2.5 10.4

Hospitals

85 232 1.3 3.6 0.8 3.2 1.4 3.7

Health services, except hospitals

287 1,035 2.8 10.3 1.7 6.8 3.0 11.2

Social assistance

77 552 2.9 21.4 4.5 14.1 2.6 22.9

Leisure and hospitality

745 4,434 5.0 35.9 5.3 36.2 4.7 35.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

160 1,101 5.3 43.9 4.8 43.2 5.9 44.6

Accommodation and food services

585 3,334 5.0 33.9 5.5 34.3 4.5 33.5

Accommodation

46 557 2.9 44.7 1.5 51.4 4.0 39.5

Food services and drinking places

539 2,777 5.3 32.3 6.0 32.0 4.6 32.6

Other services

194 1,165 2.9 18.4 2.3 13.1 3.4 23.2

Other services, except private households

162 1,060 2.8 18.5 2.3 13.1 3.3 24.4

Repair and maintenance

55 226 3.0 13.3 3.1 13.7 2.3 9.8

Personal and laundry services

70 648 3.4 34.4 1.2 22.6 4.5 39.0

Membership associations and organizations

37 186 1.8 8.8 1.7 6.8 2.0 10.3

Private households

31 104 3.7 17.3 - - 4.0 17.5

Agricultural and related private wage and salary workers(2)

99 105 5.4 6.5 4.4 4.5 8.5 12.3

Government wage and salary workers

445 1,598 2.1 7.4 2.2 5.8 2.0 8.6

Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers

198 915 2.0 9.4 2.0 8.5 2.1 10.5

No previous work experience

557 492 - - - - - -

Footnotes
(1) Includes a small number of persons whose last job was in the Armed Forces.
(2) Includes self-employed workers whose businesses are incorporated.
(3) Includes other industries, not shown separately.

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, industries reflect the introduction of the 2017 Census industry classification system, derived from the 2017 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). No historical data have been revised.

 

Last Modified Date: June 05, 2020