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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
Dec.
2018
Dec.
2019
Total Men Women
Dec.
2018
Dec.
2019
Dec.
2018
Dec.
2019
Dec.
2018
Dec.
2019

Total, 16 years and over(1)

6,029 5,503 3.7 3.4 4.0 3.5 3.4 3.2

Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers(2)

4,605 4,207 3.6 3.2 3.8 3.4 3.3 3.0

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

21 31 2.6 3.8 3.1 4.4 0.0 0.0

Construction

493 489 5.1 5.0 5.2 5.2 3.7 3.5

Manufacturing

441 422 2.8 2.7 2.4 2.6 3.5 3.2

Durable goods

231 246 2.3 2.5 2.2 2.4 2.5 3.0

Nonmetallic mineral products

12 17 2.3 3.8 2.9 2.4 0.0 7.4

Primary and fabricated metal products

24 41 1.3 2.3 0.2 1.8 7.8 4.1

Machinery manufacturing

13 41 1.1 3.8 1.3 3.6 0.0 4.4

Computer and electronic products

36 19 3.5 1.9 4.4 2.0 1.3 1.4

Electrical equipment and appliances

12 5 3.1 1.2 3.3 1.4 2.7 0.6

Transportation equipment

68 44 2.5 1.8 2.7 1.9 2.0 1.6

Wood products

8 13 1.9 3.0 2.3 2.8 - 3.8

Furniture and related products

18 8 4.6 1.9 4.1 2.6 6.5 0.0

Miscellaneous manufacturing

41 58 2.5 3.6 2.5 3.3 2.5 4.2

Nondurable goods

210 175 3.5 3.1 2.9 2.9 4.6 3.3

Food manufacturing

58 87 3.2 4.9 3.0 4.5 3.4 5.4

Beverage and tobacco products

14 2 4.2 0.9 0.0 1.2 15.4 -

Textile, apparel, and leather

21 25 3.9 4.5 4.4 7.2 3.3 2.2

Paper and printing

34 14 3.7 1.5 3.6 1.5 3.8 1.4

Petroleum and coal products

27 22 10.0 9.1 8.0 8.5 - -

Chemicals

50 17 3.3 1.2 2.2 0.4 5.1 2.5

Plastics and rubber products

6 8 1.2 1.7 0.7 1.9 2.2 1.1

Wholesale and retail trade

753 726 3.7 3.6 3.4 3.5 4.1 3.8

Wholesale trade

70 87 2.1 2.5 2.0 2.5 2.2 2.7

Retail trade

683 639 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.7 4.3 4.0

Transportation and utilities

280 196 3.9 2.6 3.7 2.6 4.3 2.5

Transportation and warehousing

255 185 4.1 2.8 4.2 3.1 4.0 2.1

Utilities

25 11 2.4 1.0 1.3 0.0 6.6 5.4

Information(3)

103 48 3.9 1.9 4.6 0.9 2.8 3.3

Publishing, except Internet

11 9 3.1 2.6 5.7 2.4 0.5 2.9

Motion picture and sound recording industries

34 15 7.4 3.3 7.8 0.8 6.6 6.7

Radio and television broadcasting and cable subscription programming

13 6 2.5 1.1 3.3 0.7 1.0 2.1

Telecommunications

28 14 3.1 1.7 3.3 1.0 2.6 3.4

Financial activities

248 236 2.4 2.3 3.5 2.2 1.5 2.4

Finance and insurance

129 145 1.8 2.0 2.3 1.7 1.4 2.2

Finance

103 73 2.2 1.6 2.8 1.6 1.7 1.6

Insurance

26 72 1.0 2.6 1.3 1.8 0.8 3.1

Real estate and rental and leasing

119 91 4.1 3.2 5.8 3.6 2.0 2.8

Real estate

88 81 3.5 3.4 5.1 3.7 1.9 3.1

Rental and leasing services

31 10 7.5 2.4 8.9 3.1 3.5 1.1

Professional and business services

723 546 4.3 3.1 4.0 3.3 4.5 2.8

Professional and technical services

274 224 2.5 1.9 2.3 1.9 2.8 2.0

Management, administrative, and waste services(3)

448 322 7.3 5.3 7.0 5.9 7.7 4.5

Administrative and support services

423 304 7.6 5.6 7.5 6.2 7.8 4.8

Waste management and remediation services

15 12 4.1 2.8 5.0 3.4 - -

Education and health services

519 604 2.1 2.4 2.4 3.2 2.0 2.1

Educational services

102 176 1.9 3.4 3.2 4.2 1.2 3.0

Health care and social assistance

417 428 2.2 2.1 2.0 2.8 2.2 1.9

Hospitals

63 76 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.1

Health services, except hospitals

271 279 2.7 2.6 2.4 3.4 2.8 2.4

Social assistance

83 74 3.0 2.8 4.7 6.6 2.7 2.1

Leisure and hospitality

814 685 6.0 5.0 6.6 5.0 5.5 5.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

185 132 7.0 5.1 8.5 5.1 5.0 5.0

Accommodation and food services

630 553 5.8 5.0 6.0 5.0 5.6 5.0

Accommodation

95 75 6.9 5.1 4.8 8.3 8.3 3.0

Food services and drinking places

535 478 5.6 5.0 6.2 4.5 5.1 5.4

Other services

211 225 3.0 3.2 2.8 2.9 3.2 3.5

Other services, except private households

162 186 2.7 3.1 2.7 2.5 2.7 3.6

Repair and maintenance

42 72 2.2 3.9 2.0 3.7 3.9 5.7

Personal and laundry services

50 67 2.6 3.2 2.6 0.4 2.5 4.3

Membership associations and organizations

70 47 3.2 2.2 3.8 1.8 2.6 2.5

Private households

49 39 5.2 4.4 - 13.7 4.8 3.0

Agricultural and related private wage and salary workers(2)

151 185 8.6 9.6 7.8 6.0 11.3 18.6

Government wage and salary workers

526 393 2.5 1.8 2.7 1.7 2.3 1.9

Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers

251 266 2.5 2.7 3.0 3.1 1.7 2.2

No previous work experience

496 452 - - - - - -

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: January 10, 2020