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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
May
2021
May
2022
Total Men Women
May
2021
May
2022
May
2021
May
2022
May
2021
May
2022

Total, 16 years and over(1)

8,829 5,548 5.5 3.4 5.7 3.4 5.2 3.4

Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers(2)

7,154 4,353 5.7 3.3 5.7 3.3 5.5 3.5

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

64 24 9.6 4.1 9.9 3.8 7.7 5.7

Construction

642 392 6.7 3.8 6.8 4.0 6.1 2.9

Manufacturing

705 422 4.8 2.8 4.8 2.3 4.6 4.0

Durable goods

467 256 5.0 2.7 5.3 2.4 4.3 3.7

Nonmetallic mineral products

13 16 3.6 3.7 3.4 3.5 4.0 4.8

Primary and fabricated metal products

43 42 2.7 2.8 2.5 2.2 3.5 5.7

Machinery manufacturing

45 23 3.7 2.0 3.5 1.7 4.4 3.3

Computer and electronic products

46 5 4.9 0.5 5.0 0.7 4.5 0.0

Electrical equipment and appliances

16 25 3.4 6.9 4.5 3.6 0.0 15.7

Transportation equipment

163 83 6.3 3.3 6.4 2.6 6.0 5.3

Wood products

25 15 7.0 4.0 7.3 4.9 - -

Furniture and related products

9 1 2.6 0.2 3.5 0.0 0.0 -

Miscellaneous manufacturing

109 47 7.4 2.8 9.0 3.4 3.8 1.6

Nondurable goods

238 166 4.3 2.9 4.0 2.1 4.9 4.4

Food manufacturing

97 59 5.5 3.1 5.8 2.6 5.1 3.9

Beverage and tobacco products

11 25 2.6 6.5 2.4 3.1 3.4 13.7

Textile, apparel, and leather

19 11 4.6 2.6 1.6 0.0 7.9 4.4

Paper and printing

38 16 4.7 1.8 2.8 0.3 11.6 5.0

Petroleum and coal products

15 4 6.7 2.5 6.0 3.1 - -

Chemicals

31 38 2.4 2.7 2.9 2.4 1.6 3.0

Plastics and rubber products

27 12 4.8 2.5 5.1 2.0 3.8 3.4

Wholesale and retail trade

1,301 819 6.6 4.2 6.2 4.2 6.9 4.2

Wholesale trade

102 82 3.0 2.7 3.1 2.2 2.7 4.0

Retail trade

1,198 736 7.3 4.5 7.2 4.7 7.5 4.3

Transportation and utilities

566 348 7.2 4.1 7.1 3.5 7.6 5.9

Transportation and warehousing

541 335 7.9 4.5 7.6 3.8 8.7 6.5

Utilities

25 13 2.5 1.4 3.2 1.7 0.0 0.3

Information(3)

157 70 5.8 2.9 4.7 1.8 7.6 4.6

Publishing, except Internet

22 16 5.6 3.8 5.2 7.3 6.2 0.0

Motion picture and sound recording industries

66 22 11.9 4.0 8.2 0.3 17.2 10.9

Broadcasting (except internet)

13 17 3.2 5.8 5.4 1.7 0.0 11.6

Telecommunications

44 6 4.4 0.8 2.2 0.6 10.1 1.4

Financial activities

292 193 3.0 1.9 2.9 1.5 3.0 2.2

Finance and insurance

160 121 2.3 1.6 2.1 1.1 2.4 2.0

Finance

95 58 2.1 1.2 1.8 1.1 2.5 1.3

Insurance

65 62 2.5 2.3 2.8 1.2 2.3 3.0

Real estate and rental and leasing

132 72 4.8 2.6 4.8 2.5 4.9 2.7

Real estate

102 60 4.1 2.4 3.2 2.8 5.1 2.1

Rental and leasing services

30 13 10.9 3.9 14.2 1.0 - -

Professional and business services

952 583 5.4 3.1 4.8 2.9 6.3 3.5

Professional and technical services

440 219 3.7 1.7 3.2 1.4 4.4 2.2

Management, administrative, and waste services(3)

512 364 9.0 6.0 8.1 6.0 10.4 6.1

Administrative and support services

490 345 9.4 6.2 8.4 6.1 10.7 6.3

Waste management and remediation services

21 19 5.9 4.5 5.9 5.3 - -

Education and health services

840 620 3.4 2.5 3.8 2.3 3.3 2.5

Educational services

233 182 4.6 3.6 4.7 3.6 4.6 3.5

Health care and social assistance

607 437 3.1 2.2 3.4 1.8 3.0 2.3

Hospitals

149 82 2.2 1.2 4.0 1.5 1.6 1.1

Health services, except hospitals

313 262 3.0 2.5 2.7 2.2 3.1 2.6

Social assistance

145 94 5.7 3.7 5.1 0.2 5.9 4.3

Leisure and hospitality

1,294 681 10.1 5.1 9.4 5.1 10.8 5.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

271 135 11.3 5.3 12.6 7.1 9.8 2.9

Accommodation and food services

1,023 546 9.9 5.0 8.5 4.5 11.0 5.4

Accommodation

209 69 16.1 5.4 12.2 2.3 18.9 7.1

Food services and drinking places

815 476 9.0 5.0 8.0 4.7 9.8 5.2

Other services

341 200 5.3 3.1 5.7 3.3 5.0 2.8

Other services, except private households

266 172 4.7 2.9 5.6 3.3 3.5 2.5

Repair and maintenance

105 70 5.4 3.5 5.8 4.0 2.2 0.3

Personal and laundry services

125 62 6.7 3.2 10.3 3.0 5.1 3.3

Membership associations and organizations

36 41 1.9 2.0 2.1 2.2 1.7 1.9

Private households

75 28 11.4 4.4 - - 11.1 4.5

Agricultural and related private wage and salary workers(2)

138 49 8.4 3.1 8.8 2.9 7.4 3.7

Government wage and salary workers

474 356 2.2 1.7 2.3 1.9 2.2 1.5

Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers

579 273 5.3 2.6 5.7 2.6 4.8 2.6

No previous work experience

483 516 - - - - - -

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: June 03, 2022