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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
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

Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers(2)

19,166 7,550 15.6 6.0 14.3 6.0 17.1 5.8

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

77 97 10.2 14.3 10.5 14.8 8.2 10.4

Construction

1,531 768 16.6 7.7 17.1 7.9 12.6 6.1

Manufacturing

1,992 861 13.2 5.8 12.8 5.3 14.2 6.9

Durable goods

1,416 505 15.1 5.5 14.7 5.4 16.1 5.7

Nonmetallic mineral products

38 31 10.0 7.6 7.6 8.4 - 5.9

Primary and fabricated metal products

198 59 11.3 3.8 12.2 4.1 6.4 2.4

Machinery manufacturing

166 35 13.3 2.7 15.3 3.4 7.2 0.2

Computer and electronic products

35 45 3.5 4.6 2.2 3.9 6.0 6.2

Electrical equipment and appliances

34 18 8.3 4.1 3.6 0.6 17.8 13.5

Transportation equipment

588 145 24.9 5.9 22.8 6.1 32.2 5.5

Wood products

16 36 4.1 9.0 2.1 8.7 11.8 10.3

Furniture and related products

86 33 20.7 9.7 24.4 10.7 11.1 7.1

Miscellaneous manufacturing

255 103 17.6 7.6 17.8 7.4 17.2 7.8

Nondurable goods

576 357 10.2 6.3 9.1 5.1 12.1 8.4

Food manufacturing

173 147 10.1 7.8 8.4 6.6 12.5 9.6

Beverage and tobacco products

39 18 12.0 5.4 8.5 1.5 - 17.4

Textile, apparel, and leather

122 35 26.3 7.5 31.2 8.1 19.9 6.7

Paper and printing

75 48 9.9 6.0 7.9 3.6 14.8 13.4

Petroleum and coal products

20 33 10.6 13.9 8.1 11.5 - -

Chemicals

77 35 4.8 2.4 4.6 2.3 5.1 2.6

Plastics and rubber products

69 40 11.4 7.7 8.9 7.4 17.4 8.4

Wholesale and retail trade

3,223 1,222 17.1 6.2 14.3 6.1 20.5 6.4

Wholesale trade

334 112 9.9 3.3 9.8 3.4 10.0 3.0

Retail trade

2,889 1,111 18.6 6.8 15.6 6.8 21.9 6.8

Transportation and utilities

988 530 13.6 6.8 12.5 6.4 17.4 7.8

Transportation and warehousing

956 503 15.3 7.5 14.0 7.0 19.8 9.0

Utilities

33 28 3.1 2.5 3.4 3.2 2.0 0.2

Information(3)

279 154 11.0 5.9 11.1 5.9 10.7 5.8

Publishing, except Internet

16 6 4.4 1.6 2.2 1.6 6.0 1.5

Motion picture and sound recording industries

183 70 31.3 14.3 31.0 16.7 31.7 10.3

Broadcasting (except internet)

13 24 2.8 5.6 1.1 5.8 5.8 5.3

Telecommunications

45 40 6.0 4.3 8.4 3.5 0.3 6.5

Financial activities

545 269 5.4 2.7 5.0 2.6 5.8 2.8

Finance and insurance

289 141 3.8 2.0 3.3 2.1 4.3 1.9

Finance

181 89 3.8 1.9 3.2 1.8 4.5 2.1

Insurance

108 53 3.9 2.0 3.5 2.7 4.1 1.6

Real estate and rental and leasing

256 127 9.9 4.8 9.4 3.9 10.6 5.8

Real estate

177 110 7.7 4.6 5.5 3.2 10.1 6.0

Rental and leasing services

79 17 27.2 6.4 30.0 8.1 - -

Professional and business services

1,697 1,036 9.8 5.9 8.4 4.9 11.9 7.3

Professional and technical services

673 423 5.8 3.6 5.2 3.1 6.8 4.3

Management, administrative, and waste services(3)

1,024 613 17.9 10.7 15.1 8.7 21.9 13.4

Administrative and support services

972 575 18.7 10.9 15.8 8.9 22.6 13.4

Waste management and remediation services

49 33 11.4 8.8 11.8 7.4 - -

Education and health services

2,555 846 10.9 3.4 7.9 3.2 11.8 3.5

Educational services

638 177 12.8 3.5 12.6 3.7 12.9 3.4

Health care and social assistance

1,917 669 10.3 3.4 6.0 3.0 11.6 3.6

Hospitals

243 121 3.8 1.8 2.6 1.9 4.2 1.8

Health services, except hospitals

1,142 376 11.7 3.6 7.4 3.3 12.9 3.7

Social assistance

532 171 22.9 6.8 13.9 5.0 24.4 7.1

Leisure and hospitality

4,857 1,372 39.3 10.8 38.2 10.6 40.3 10.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

1,192 247 47.2 10.9 44.6 9.5 50.2 12.6

Accommodation and food services

3,665 1,125 37.3 10.7 36.4 10.9 38.1 10.6

Accommodation

660 169 48.9 13.8 48.7 15.1 49.0 12.9

Food services and drinking places

3,005 956 35.4 10.3 34.7 10.4 36.1 10.3

Other services

1,421 395 23.0 6.2 17.2 6.0 28.3 6.4

Other services, except private households

1,277 346 23.1 6.0 17.2 6.0 29.3 6.1

Repair and maintenance

254 136 15.9 6.9 16.5 6.1 12.0 13.5

Personal and laundry services

801 158 47.5 8.8 34.5 10.6 52.2 8.0

Membership associations and organizations

222 51 9.8 2.6 10.7 3.0 9.1 2.3

Private households

144 49 22.6 7.6 - - 23.5 7.5

Agricultural and related private wage and salary workers(2)

163 139 9.6 8.9 9.0 8.8 11.5 9.0

Government wage and salary workers

2,018 492 9.3 2.3 7.4 2.2 10.7 2.4

Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers

886 582 9.7 5.6 8.7 6.7 11.1 4.0

No previous work experience

271 457 - - - - - -

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: May 07, 2021