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
2018
May
2019
Total Men Women
May
2018
May
2019
May
2018
May
2019
May
2018
May
2019

Total, 16 years and over(1)

5,756 5,503 3.6 3.4 3.7 3.4 3.4 3.3

Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers(2)

4,467 4,204 3.5 3.3 3.6 3.3 3.3 3.2

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

23 35 3.0 5.0 2.9 5.0 3.6 5.2

Construction

415 294 4.4 3.2 4.5 3.5 3.3 1.4

Manufacturing

546 369 3.4 2.3 3.3 2.3 3.7 2.4

Durable goods

340 215 3.4 2.2 3.5 2.1 3.2 2.5

Nonmetallic mineral products

11 17 2.5 3.9 2.0 3.8 4.4 4.2

Primary and fabricated metal products

86 33 4.8 1.8 5.6 2.0 1.5 0.8

Machinery manufacturing

21 4 1.6 0.3 1.5 0.4 1.8 0.0

Computer and electronic products

54 4 4.8 0.4 5.0 0.2 4.1 1.2

Electrical equipment and appliances

27 16 6.0 3.4 4.7 4.6 8.9 0.7

Transportation equipment

66 58 2.6 2.2 2.2 1.5 4.5 4.5

Wood products

10 4 2.2 1.0 2.6 1.1 - 0.6

Furniture and related products

27 27 6.8 7.6 9.6 7.4 0.0 8.2

Miscellaneous manufacturing

38 52 2.5 3.2 2.5 3.7 2.6 2.5

Nondurable goods

206 154 3.5 2.5 3.0 2.6 4.3 2.4

Food manufacturing

103 65 5.3 3.1 4.8 3.7 6.0 2.2

Beverage and tobacco products

6 1 1.8 0.3 2.6 0.4 0.0 0.0

Textile, apparel, and leather

21 20 4.2 3.2 3.8 2.2 4.7 4.4

Paper and printing

17 27 1.9 3.1 2.6 2.8 0.6 3.9

Petroleum and coal products

5 3 2.7 1.6 3.1 1.8 - -

Chemicals

43 22 2.8 1.4 1.7 1.8 4.7 0.7

Plastics and rubber products

11 17 2.0 2.9 1.3 2.3 4.0 4.6

Wholesale and retail trade

885 822 4.5 4.2 4.6 3.9 4.3 4.5

Wholesale trade

137 103 3.6 3.0 4.0 2.9 2.7 3.3

Retail trade

749 719 4.7 4.4 4.7 4.2 4.6 4.7

Transportation and utilities

223 299 3.2 4.1 3.2 4.2 3.3 3.7

Transportation and warehousing

194 270 3.3 4.3 3.2 4.3 3.4 4.1

Utilities

28 28 2.9 2.9 3.0 3.2 2.4 1.5

Information(3)

100 77 3.5 3.0 3.6 3.4 3.3 2.3

Publishing, except Internet

28 19 5.3 5.0 8.1 8.3 2.4 1.9

Motion picture and sound recording industries

28 42 5.6 8.5 2.8 10.3 10.5 5.1

Radio and television broadcasting and cable subscription programming

8 5 1.6 1.1 2.3 1.6 0.0 0.0

Telecommunications

26 6 2.8 0.7 3.8 0.1 0.0 2.4

Financial activities

167 162 1.7 1.7 1.5 1.9 1.9 1.4

Finance and insurance

118 111 1.7 1.6 1.4 2.0 2.0 1.2

Finance

77 83 1.8 1.9 1.8 2.4 1.8 1.5

Insurance

41 28 1.5 1.0 0.6 1.2 2.2 0.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

49 50 1.8 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.8 2.0

Real estate

49 37 2.1 1.6 2.2 1.0 1.9 2.2

Rental and leasing services

0 13 0.0 3.4 0.0 5.1 0.0 0.0

Professional and business services

669 600 4.0 3.4 3.7 3.1 4.3 3.7

Professional and technical services

278 311 2.6 2.7 2.5 2.5 2.6 3.0

Management, administrative, and waste services(3)

390 289 6.5 4.7 5.8 4.2 7.6 5.4

Administrative and support services

359 275 6.6 5.0 5.8 4.5 7.7 5.7

Waste management and remediation services

30 5 8.1 1.1 7.5 1.0 - 1.3

Education and health services

563 609 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.1 2.3 2.5

Educational services

129 159 2.5 3.0 3.2 3.1 2.1 2.9

Health care and social assistance

434 450 2.3 2.3 2.1 1.7 2.4 2.5

Hospitals

76 85 1.2 1.3 1.2 0.8 1.2 1.4

Health services, except hospitals

229 287 2.3 2.8 1.7 1.7 2.5 3.0

Social assistance

130 77 4.8 2.9 6.1 4.5 4.6 2.6

Leisure and hospitality

706 745 4.9 5.0 4.7 5.3 5.1 4.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

106 160 4.0 5.3 3.6 4.8 4.4 5.9

Accommodation and food services

600 585 5.1 5.0 4.9 5.5 5.3 4.5

Accommodation

45 46 3.0 2.9 1.7 1.5 3.9 4.0

Food services and drinking places

555 539 5.4 5.3 5.4 6.0 5.5 4.6

Other services

171 194 2.5 2.9 2.9 2.3 2.2 3.4

Other services, except private households

149 162 2.5 2.8 2.9 2.3 2.0 3.3

Repair and maintenance

56 55 3.0 3.0 3.2 3.1 2.3 2.3

Personal and laundry services

36 70 1.7 3.4 1.7 1.2 1.7 4.5

Membership associations and organizations

57 37 2.7 1.8 3.3 1.7 2.2 2.0

Private households

22 31 2.8 3.7 - - 2.9 4.0

Agricultural and related private wage and salary workers(2)

95 99 5.8 5.4 5.7 4.4 6.1 8.5

Government wage and salary workers

425 445 2.0 2.1 2.3 2.2 1.7 2.0

Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers

239 198 2.3 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.8 2.1

No previous work experience

529 557 - - - - - -

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: June 07, 2019