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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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.
2023
Jan.
2024
Total Men Women
Jan.
2023
Jan.
2024
Jan.
2023
Jan.
2024
Jan.
2023
Jan.
2024

Total, 16 years and over(1)

6,378 6,778 3.9 4.1 4.2 4.6 3.4 3.5

Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers(2)

5,061 5,450 3.9 4.1 4.3 4.5 3.3 3.7

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

2 16 0.3 3.0 0.2 3.4 1.1 -

Construction

720 699 6.9 6.9 7.3 7.3 3.7 3.8

Manufacturing

399 512 2.6 3.4 2.5 3.0 2.9 4.4

Durable goods

228 284 2.3 2.9 2.1 2.8 2.8 3.3

Nonmetallic mineral products

4 16 0.8 3.7 1.0 3.1 0.0 -

Primary and fabricated metal products

32 38 1.9 2.7 2.3 2.8 0.0 2.4

Machinery manufacturing

31 15 2.3 1.1 2.2 0.9 2.9 1.7

Computer and electronic products

16 22 1.4 1.9 0.2 1.8 4.2 2.2

Electrical equipment and appliances

12 11 2.9 2.7 2.3 3.4 5.0 0.0

Transportation equipment

36 77 1.4 3.0 1.8 2.7 0.3 4.3

Wood products

7 24 2.0 6.7 0.0 6.3 - -

Furniture and related products

27 3 6.3 1.1 5.0 1.6 9.0 0.0

Miscellaneous manufacturing

63 78 3.9 4.5 4.0 4.7 3.8 4.3

Nondurable goods

172 227 3.1 4.2 3.2 3.4 3.0 5.7

Food manufacturing

65 73 4.0 4.5 4.0 3.8 4.0 5.4

Beverage and tobacco products

6 27 1.8 7.3 1.5 10.4 - 0.8

Textile, apparel, and leather

25 21 5.6 5.4 5.4 6.5 5.8 4.5

Paper and printing

22 28 2.9 3.6 3.3 0.7 2.0 10.4

Petroleum and coal products

20 8 8.4 3.8 9.6 2.5 - -

Chemicals

25 46 1.6 2.9 1.4 1.1 1.9 5.9

Plastics and rubber products

7 25 1.5 5.3 2.0 6.3 0.2 2.8

Wholesale and retail trade

992 936 5.1 4.6 4.8 4.3 5.3 5.1

Wholesale trade

94 103 2.9 3.0 2.8 2.5 3.0 4.2

Retail trade

898 833 5.5 5.0 5.4 4.8 5.6 5.2

Transportation and utilities

345 351 4.2 4.3 4.5 3.8 3.4 5.7

Transportation and warehousing

330 327 4.7 4.7 5.0 4.1 3.8 6.4

Utilities

16 24 1.4 2.0 1.6 2.2 0.7 1.1

Information(3)

114 156 3.9 5.5 2.9 4.9 5.7 6.5

Publishing, except Internet

23 29 3.7 4.7 4.1 4.1 3.1 5.7

Motion picture and sound recording industries

52 50 11.7 10.2 11.2 12.6 12.4 4.9

Broadcasting (except internet)

12 4 4.1 1.6 0.8 2.7 8.4 0.0

Telecommunications

19 17 2.1 2.0 0.0 0.5 7.4 5.7

Financial activities

236 214 2.3 2.1 2.2 2.5 2.5 1.8

Finance and insurance

165 136 2.2 1.8 2.0 1.8 2.5 1.8

Finance

102 72 2.2 1.5 1.5 1.6 2.9 1.5

Insurance

64 64 2.3 2.3 2.9 2.2 1.9 2.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

71 78 2.6 3.0 2.8 4.2 2.5 1.5

Real estate

65 69 2.7 3.1 2.8 4.4 2.7 1.6

Rental and leasing services

6 9 1.8 2.5 2.4 3.4 0.0 0.0

Professional and business services

649 816 3.5 4.3 4.3 4.1 2.4 4.5

Professional and technical services

274 339 2.2 2.7 2.5 2.4 1.9 3.1

Management, administrative, and waste services(3)

374 477 6.0 7.3 7.7 7.3 3.6 7.4

Administrative and support services

369 455 6.4 7.7 8.3 7.9 3.8 7.4

Waste management and remediation services

6 14 1.5 2.7 1.9 2.4 0.0 4.1

Education and health services

599 667 2.4 2.6 3.4 3.1 2.1 2.4

Educational services

167 158 3.2 3.0 5.5 2.8 2.1 3.1

Health care and social assistance

432 509 2.2 2.4 2.6 3.2 2.1 2.2

Hospitals

98 120 1.5 1.7 1.8 2.8 1.4 1.3

Health services, except hospitals

261 236 2.5 2.2 3.7 2.3 2.2 2.2

Social assistance

72 153 2.5 5.3 0.7 8.3 2.9 4.6

Leisure and hospitality

797 814 6.0 6.0 6.1 6.8 5.9 5.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

162 195 5.9 7.4 7.0 8.7 4.6 6.0

Accommodation and food services

635 619 6.0 5.6 5.8 6.2 6.1 5.1

Accommodation

100 48 8.1 4.5 10.2 7.6 6.8 2.1

Food services and drinking places

534 571 5.7 5.8 5.3 6.1 6.0 5.5

Other services

209 269 3.3 4.0 3.4 4.9 3.1 3.2

Other services, except private households

181 244 3.2 4.2 3.5 5.0 2.9 3.2

Repair and maintenance

52 126 2.9 5.9 3.1 6.0 1.8 4.6

Personal and laundry services

67 62 3.5 3.2 3.3 2.4 3.6 3.6

Membership associations and organizations

62 56 3.1 3.1 4.2 4.4 2.3 2.3

Private households

28 25 4.0 3.1 - - 4.3 3.3

Agricultural and related private wage and salary workers(2)

70 120 4.9 8.0 5.7 7.6 2.3 9.2

Government wage and salary workers

429 402 1.9 1.8 1.7 2.6 2.1 1.2

Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers

354 351 3.5 3.5 3.7 4.5 3.3 2.0

No previous work experience

465 456 - - - - - -

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 02, 2024