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.
2017
Sept.
2018
Total Men Women
Sept.
2017
Sept.
2018
Sept.
2017
Sept.
2018
Sept.
2017
Sept.
2018

Total, 16 years and over(1)

6,556 5,766 4.1 3.6 4.0 3.5 4.2 3.6

Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers(2)

5,063 4,468 4.0 3.5 3.8 3.3 4.2 3.7

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

24 13 3.0 1.7 3.2 1.4 1.9 4.0

Construction

433 412 4.7 4.1 4.7 4.2 4.5 3.9

Manufacturing

587 547 3.8 3.5 3.4 3.1 4.8 4.4

Durable goods

365 305 3.8 3.1 3.4 3.0 4.9 3.2

Nonmetallic mineral products

33 5 7.8 1.0 7.7 1.2 8.1 0.0

Primary and fabricated metal products

55 48 3.5 2.8 3.1 2.8 5.2 2.9

Machinery manufacturing

39 46 3.2 3.8 2.6 3.9 5.4 3.3

Computer and electronic products

61 49 4.9 4.2 3.5 4.8 8.1 3.0

Electrical equipment and appliances

7 16 1.4 4.0 1.1 3.7 2.4 4.6

Transportation equipment

98 87 4.1 3.5 3.9 2.8 4.6 5.4

Wood products

18 3 4.4 0.7 4.7 0.9 - -

Furniture and related products

11 8 2.7 2.0 2.5 2.1 3.0 1.7

Miscellaneous manufacturing

44 42 3.0 2.7 2.8 3.2 3.3 2.0

Nondurable goods

221 242 3.9 4.3 3.4 3.4 4.6 5.8

Food manufacturing

71 92 3.6 5.1 2.6 4.5 4.9 5.9

Beverage and tobacco products

4 12 1.2 3.2 1.6 3.1 - 3.4

Textile, apparel, and leather

38 54 6.2 9.8 7.0 8.3 5.5 11.0

Paper and printing

27 30 3.1 3.6 4.3 3.9 0.6 2.7

Petroleum and coal products

11 5 6.3 2.0 7.4 2.4 - -

Chemicals

54 44 4.3 3.3 3.1 1.7 6.1 5.8

Plastics and rubber products

16 5 3.2 0.9 1.8 0.6 8.4 2.0

Wholesale and retail trade

843 810 4.1 4.0 3.4 3.3 5.0 4.9

Wholesale trade

111 85 2.9 2.3 2.7 2.4 3.5 2.1

Retail trade

732 725 4.4 4.4 3.7 3.6 5.1 5.2

Transportation and utilities

282 189 4.1 2.6 3.7 2.4 5.4 3.2

Transportation and warehousing

260 182 4.4 2.9 4.0 2.7 6.0 3.5

Utilities

22 8 2.0 0.7 2.2 0.5 1.3 1.4

Information(3)

141 62 5.1 2.3 4.7 2.4 5.9 2.2

Publishing, except Internet

38 12 7.4 2.9 6.0 4.1 8.8 1.6

Motion picture and sound recording industries

30 26 6.3 6.1 6.5 5.7 6.0 6.8

Radio and television broadcasting and cable subscription programming

18 6 3.2 1.0 4.6 0.8 1.2 1.5

Telecommunications

46 4 4.8 0.5 3.6 0.7 8.8 0.0

Financial activities

240 271 2.5 2.7 2.4 3.4 2.5 2.0

Finance and insurance

189 180 2.7 2.4 2.8 3.0 2.6 1.9

Finance

132 123 3.0 2.6 3.5 3.0 2.6 2.2

Insurance

58 57 2.1 2.1 1.3 3.1 2.5 1.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

51 91 1.9 3.3 1.6 4.0 2.3 2.4

Real estate

41 69 1.8 2.9 1.2 3.2 2.5 2.6

Rental and leasing services

10 22 2.3 5.6 3.0 7.4 0.0 0.0

Professional and business services

723 557 4.1 3.2 3.7 2.6 4.7 4.1

Professional and technical services

304 256 2.8 2.3 2.4 1.5 3.2 3.5

Management, administrative, and waste services(3)

419 301 6.5 4.7 6.0 4.4 7.3 5.1

Administrative and support services

395 301 6.8 5.2 6.3 5.1 7.4 5.4

Waste management and remediation services

17 0 4.0 0.0 4.6 0.0 - -

Education and health services

804 666 3.4 2.8 3.4 2.7 3.4 2.8

Educational services

200 173 4.0 3.4 4.7 4.0 3.7 3.1

Health care and social assistance

604 493 3.2 2.6 2.9 2.2 3.3 2.7

Hospitals

87 98 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.3 1.3 1.6

Health services, except hospitals

385 285 4.0 2.9 3.9 2.0 4.0 3.1

Social assistance

132 109 5.1 4.2 3.3 5.8 5.5 3.8

Leisure and hospitality

708 722 5.0 5.4 4.9 5.5 5.0 5.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

136 150 4.8 5.5 5.0 5.2 4.5 5.8

Accommodation and food services

572 572 5.0 5.3 4.9 5.6 5.1 5.1

Accommodation

75 92 4.8 6.3 6.0 8.3 4.1 5.1

Food services and drinking places

497 480 5.0 5.2 4.8 5.2 5.3 5.1

Other services

280 219 4.2 3.3 4.5 3.1 3.9 3.4

Other services, except private households

227 193 3.8 3.2 4.3 3.0 3.1 3.5

Repair and maintenance

64 67 3.3 3.5 2.8 2.8 7.3 8.4

Personal and laundry services

81 79 4.1 4.1 8.4 6.3 2.1 3.3

Membership associations and organizations

81 47 3.9 2.2 4.4 1.5 3.4 2.8

Private households

53 26 8.3 3.4 - - 7.8 2.7

Agricultural and related private wage and salary workers(2)

111 71 6.7 4.1 5.2 3.0 11.2 6.6

Government wage and salary workers

438 416 2.1 2.0 1.9 2.1 2.2 1.9

Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers

312 251 3.1 2.5 3.1 3.1 3.1 1.5

No previous work experience

631 559 - - - - - -

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).

 

Last Modified Date: October 05, 2018