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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
Sept.
2020
Sept.
2021
Total Men Women
Sept.
2020
Sept.
2021
Sept.
2020
Sept.
2021
Sept.
2020
Sept.
2021

Total, 16 years and over(1)

12,277 7,366 7.7 4.6 7.3 4.6 8.0 4.5

Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers(2)

10,098 5,868 8.0 4.6 7.7 4.6 8.4 4.6

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

108 48 14.9 7.3 14.9 7.3 14.9 7.0

Construction

700 444 7.1 4.5 6.7 4.6 10.3 3.6

Manufacturing

935 580 6.2 3.9 5.6 3.7 7.7 4.2

Durable goods

531 370 5.7 3.9 5.2 3.7 7.1 4.4

Nonmetallic mineral products

5 31 1.3 6.6 1.6 5.7 - -

Primary and fabricated metal products

108 36 7.3 2.3 7.4 2.5 6.8 1.2

Machinery manufacturing

48 15 4.2 1.3 4.0 1.0 4.9 2.2

Computer and electronic products

56 19 4.9 1.8 5.2 2.2 4.1 1.0

Electrical equipment and appliances

12 22 3.2 5.5 4.7 5.4 0.0 5.5

Transportation equipment

148 116 6.1 4.6 4.3 5.2 11.2 2.7

Wood products

25 22 5.7 5.1 6.2 6.4 3.4 0.0

Furniture and related products

19 6 5.0 1.8 6.0 2.2 2.7 -

Miscellaneous manufacturing

109 103 6.8 6.3 5.4 4.0 9.1 11.0

Nondurable goods

404 210 7.1 3.8 6.4 3.8 8.4 4.0

Food manufacturing

154 85 8.6 5.0 7.1 3.3 10.7 7.5

Beverage and tobacco products

22 12 7.2 3.6 9.8 4.9 0.0 0.0

Textile, apparel, and leather

40 26 9.1 7.0 6.0 7.0 12.2 7.0

Paper and printing

58 37 6.9 5.0 4.8 6.6 11.6 0.8

Petroleum and coal products

20 2 8.9 1.2 5.5 1.5 - -

Chemicals

58 38 3.9 2.4 4.6 2.6 2.5 1.9

Plastics and rubber products

51 10 9.1 1.9 10.1 2.8 7.1 0.0

Wholesale and retail trade

1,545 1,102 7.8 5.7 7.1 5.1 8.6 6.4

Wholesale trade

233 123 6.8 3.7 5.9 2.5 8.5 6.6

Retail trade

1,312 978 8.0 6.1 7.4 5.8 8.6 6.4

Transportation and utilities

753 447 9.8 5.4 9.4 5.3 10.9 5.6

Transportation and warehousing

735 414 11.3 5.7 10.8 5.7 12.8 6.0

Utilities

18 33 1.5 3.1 1.9 3.2 0.3 2.5

Information(3)

202 97 8.6 4.0 8.3 4.6 9.2 3.0

Publishing, except Internet

52 17 11.1 5.0 10.1 5.6 12.6 4.3

Motion picture and sound recording industries

86 44 25.4 10.4 25.4 10.8 25.3 9.7

Broadcasting (except internet)

16 12 4.3 3.4 6.4 5.2 0.0 1.1

Telecommunications

31 22 3.9 2.5 3.4 2.8 4.9 1.8

Financial activities

442 246 4.4 2.5 3.7 2.7 4.9 2.3

Finance and insurance

274 147 3.6 2.0 2.9 2.2 4.2 1.9

Finance

167 99 3.3 2.1 2.7 2.7 3.9 1.6

Insurance

107 48 4.2 1.9 3.3 1.3 4.7 2.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

168 100 6.6 3.8 5.9 3.9 7.3 3.6

Real estate

148 86 6.3 3.7 5.6 3.4 7.1 3.9

Rental and leasing services

20 14 8.6 4.6 8.1 6.4 - 0.0

Professional and business services

1,161 802 6.7 4.4 5.8 4.4 7.8 4.5

Professional and technical services

583 303 5.0 2.5 4.5 2.4 5.7 2.6

Management, administrative, and waste services(3)

578 499 10.0 8.6 8.3 8.6 12.8 8.5

Administrative and support services

538 457 10.2 8.4 8.4 8.2 12.9 8.7

Waste management and remediation services

40 42 9.3 11.0 8.1 12.9 13.5 4.7

Education and health services

1,250 805 5.1 3.3 5.2 3.1 5.1 3.3

Educational services

369 190 7.6 3.9 8.6 4.7 7.0 3.5

Health care and social assistance

881 615 4.5 3.1 3.9 2.5 4.7 3.3

Hospitals

135 131 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.9 2.0 1.6

Health services, except hospitals

496 347 4.9 3.3 3.5 2.0 5.2 3.6

Social assistance

251 136 9.8 5.8 13.1 3.1 9.2 6.3

Leisure and hospitality

2,436 1,019 19.0 7.7 19.4 8.0 18.5 7.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

554 176 23.3 7.2 21.6 6.9 25.4 7.5

Accommodation and food services

1,882 843 18.0 7.8 18.8 8.3 17.2 7.5

Accommodation

371 125 29.9 11.0 31.7 9.1 28.5 12.6

Food services and drinking places

1,512 718 16.4 7.5 17.4 8.2 15.4 6.8

Other services

566 278 9.2 4.2 6.6 3.2 11.6 5.2

Other services, except private households

447 213 8.4 3.7 6.4 3.3 10.6 4.2

Repair and maintenance

106 77 6.3 4.2 5.8 4.5 10.5 1.6

Personal and laundry services

259 86 14.8 4.6 12.4 4.2 15.7 4.7

Membership associations and organizations

82 50 4.3 2.4 3.9 0.7 4.7 4.0

Private households

119 65 14.8 7.8 14.7 0.0 14.8 9.0

Agricultural and related private wage and salary workers(2)

76 77 5.0 5.0 3.7 5.3 8.5 4.2

Government wage and salary workers

884 497 4.1 2.4 3.3 2.4 4.8 2.4

Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers

688 438 6.7 4.1 6.0 4.4 7.6 3.6

No previous work experience

531 486 - - - - - -

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: October 08, 2021