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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
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

Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers(2)

4,954 8,945 3.8 7.1 3.9 7.4 3.7 6.7

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

16 93 1.9 14.2 2.2 15.0 0.0 8.7

Construction

515 938 5.4 9.4 5.6 9.4 4.1 9.1

Manufacturing

530 699 3.4 4.7 3.1 4.7 4.1 4.9

Durable goods

317 396 3.2 4.2 3.2 4.2 3.5 4.4

Nonmetallic mineral products

25 17 5.5 4.1 7.3 3.8 0.5 5.7

Primary and fabricated metal products

58 58 3.1 3.8 3.6 4.3 1.3 1.4

Machinery manufacturing

23 20 2.1 1.7 2.1 2.2 2.0 0.0

Computer and electronic products

18 25 1.8 2.4 2.3 2.1 0.4 3.3

Electrical equipment and appliances

16 24 3.8 5.4 2.9 6.4 6.0 2.9

Transportation equipment

88 114 3.5 4.6 2.9 3.5 5.4 7.5

Wood products

5 15 1.1 3.4 1.3 4.1 - -

Furniture and related products

11 44 2.5 11.1 3.2 13.6 0.9 6.0

Miscellaneous manufacturing

73 79 4.6 5.4 3.9 5.4 5.8 5.4

Nondurable goods

214 303 3.7 5.6 3.1 5.6 4.8 5.6

Food manufacturing

106 115 6.0 6.6 6.5 5.6 5.4 8.0

Beverage and tobacco products

0 10 0.0 4.4 0.0 4.2 - -

Textile, apparel, and leather

11 47 2.1 9.2 1.2 12.0 2.8 6.0

Paper and printing

20 47 2.2 5.8 2.5 3.7 1.7 11.4

Petroleum and coal products

19 24 8.5 12.7 4.9 14.2 - -

Chemicals

37 37 2.4 2.6 1.0 3.1 5.0 1.6

Plastics and rubber products

21 23 3.8 4.7 2.2 7.2 7.1 0.0

Wholesale and retail trade

945 1,367 4.7 6.9 3.8 6.5 5.8 7.4

Wholesale trade

113 147 3.1 4.4 3.1 4.6 3.0 4.2

Retail trade

832 1,220 5.1 7.3 4.1 6.9 6.2 7.8

Transportation and utilities

220 613 3.0 8.2 3.1 8.0 2.8 8.7

Transportation and warehousing

213 584 3.4 9.0 3.5 8.7 2.9 10.0

Utilities

7 29 0.7 2.8 0.5 3.6 1.7 0.2

Information(3)

61 186 2.3 7.4 1.4 6.9 3.8 8.2

Publishing, except Internet

13 9 3.9 2.6 1.8 0.0 6.1 4.8

Motion picture and sound recording industries

22 93 4.4 19.7 4.4 17.8 4.2 23.7

Broadcasting (except internet)

1 26 0.3 5.8 0.4 5.3 0.0 6.6

Telecommunications

15 40 1.8 4.6 0.7 3.9 4.7 6.1

Financial activities

259 350 2.5 3.4 2.4 4.4 2.6 2.5

Finance and insurance

161 210 2.2 2.8 1.7 3.8 2.5 1.9

Finance

80 148 1.7 3.1 1.7 4.2 1.7 2.0

Insurance

81 61 2.9 2.2 1.8 2.8 3.7 1.8

Real estate and rental and leasing

98 140 3.5 5.3 4.0 6.1 2.9 4.4

Real estate

89 111 3.7 4.7 4.3 4.8 3.1 4.7

Rental and leasing services

9 29 2.2 9.5 2.4 12.6 2.0 0.6

Professional and business services

724 1,146 4.1 6.8 4.4 6.8 3.7 6.8

Professional and technical services

344 458 2.9 4.0 2.9 3.5 2.8 4.7

Management, administrative, and waste services(3)

380 689 6.6 12.3 7.4 13.0 5.4 11.3

Administrative and support services

355 651 6.7 12.6 7.7 13.3 5.4 11.7

Waste management and remediation services

12 33 3.0 9.9 2.4 9.9 4.9 -

Education and health services

601 1,059 2.4 4.3 2.7 3.8 2.3 4.5

Educational services

206 263 3.9 5.2 4.5 5.8 3.6 4.9

Health care and social assistance

395 796 2.0 4.1 2.0 3.0 2.0 4.4

Hospitals

90 99 1.3 1.5 0.8 1.5 1.5 1.4

Health services, except hospitals

231 475 2.3 4.7 2.5 3.2 2.2 5.1

Social assistance

74 222 2.9 8.8 5.1 7.6 2.6 9.1

Leisure and hospitality

833 1,949 5.9 15.9 6.2 16.7 5.7 15.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

125 414 4.7 19.1 4.6 19.5 4.9 18.4

Accommodation and food services

708 1,535 6.2 15.3 6.6 16.0 5.9 14.6

Accommodation

90 241 6.4 23.1 7.8 23.5 5.6 22.9

Food services and drinking places

618 1,293 6.2 14.4 6.5 15.3 6.0 13.4

Other services

250 544 3.7 8.8 3.9 8.2 3.6 9.3

Other services, except private households

212 434 3.6 7.9 3.8 8.0 3.3 7.8

Repair and maintenance

105 151 5.7 8.0 5.0 7.8 11.0 9.3

Personal and laundry services

50 188 2.6 11.3 3.3 14.5 2.3 10.1

Membership associations and organizations

56 95 2.6 4.9 2.1 4.9 3.0 4.9

Private households

39 110 4.6 15.0 4.3 16.4 4.7 14.9

Agricultural and related private wage and salary workers(2)

231 153 12.5 9.4 10.7 7.4 16.9 14.7

Government wage and salary workers

467 641 2.1 3.0 2.5 2.7 1.8 3.2

Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers

351 617 3.6 6.2 4.4 6.5 2.3 5.6

No previous work experience

500 494 - - - - - -

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: February 05, 2021