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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
Oct.
2019
Oct.
2020
Total Men Women
Oct.
2019
Oct.
2020
Oct.
2019
Oct.
2020
Oct.
2019
Oct.
2020

Total, 16 years and over(1)

5,510 10,620 3.3 6.6 3.3 6.6 3.3 6.5

Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers(2)

4,233 8,681 3.3 6.8 3.2 6.8 3.3 6.8

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

23 89 2.8 13.8 2.3 15.0 5.3 7.8

Construction

398 674 4.0 6.8 3.9 6.8 4.7 7.0

Manufacturing

484 787 3.1 5.2 2.8 4.9 3.9 6.0

Durable goods

286 436 2.9 4.6 2.9 4.6 3.0 4.8

Nonmetallic mineral products

7 8 1.7 2.0 2.4 2.5 0.0 0.0

Primary and fabricated metal products

49 41 2.8 2.7 3.0 2.8 1.9 2.6

Machinery manufacturing

15 53 1.3 4.7 1.6 4.8 0.2 4.3

Computer and electronic products

31 58 2.7 5.5 2.7 7.2 2.6 1.8

Electrical equipment and appliances

1 33 0.3 9.1 0.5 13.1 0.0 0.0

Transportation equipment

120 111 4.8 4.5 4.5 3.6 5.6 7.2

Wood products

12 13 2.8 2.8 2.3 3.2 4.4 -

Furniture and related products

6 25 1.6 5.8 1.1 4.1 3.7 9.8

Miscellaneous manufacturing

43 95 2.7 5.8 2.5 5.5 3.0 6.1

Nondurable goods

198 351 3.5 6.3 2.6 5.6 5.1 7.3

Food manufacturing

95 97 5.2 5.4 3.7 4.3 7.4 7.1

Beverage and tobacco products

16 43 5.4 14.8 4.9 13.3 6.8 17.7

Textile, apparel, and leather

30 50 5.5 11.5 0.0 12.7 9.1 10.2

Paper and printing

17 58 1.9 6.8 1.2 3.9 4.2 12.7

Petroleum and coal products

0 14 0.0 7.0 0.0 5.9 - -

Chemicals

25 77 1.9 5.3 2.8 6.1 0.6 3.9

Plastics and rubber products

15 12 2.8 2.1 3.0 2.9 2.4 0.6

Wholesale and retail trade

732 1,333 3.6 6.5 3.4 6.3 3.9 6.8

Wholesale trade

108 161 3.0 4.5 2.8 4.4 3.5 4.9

Retail trade

624 1,172 3.7 6.9 3.5 6.7 4.0 7.1

Transportation and utilities

197 588 2.6 7.9 2.6 7.4 2.8 9.3

Transportation and warehousing

169 566 2.7 8.9 2.7 8.5 2.7 10.1

Utilities

28 23 2.4 2.0 2.0 1.4 4.0 3.9

Information(3)

79 137 3.3 5.8 2.6 3.3 4.4 9.6

Publishing, except Internet

23 32 5.4 7.3 4.0 4.8 6.8 10.1

Motion picture and sound recording industries

22 64 5.3 18.2 4.7 14.7 6.0 23.6

Broadcasting (except internet)

22 3 5.0 0.7 4.7 0.0 5.6 2.0

Telecommunications

11 23 1.4 3.0 0.3 0.6 3.9 7.4

Financial activities

198 383 2.0 3.8 2.1 4.1 1.8 3.6

Finance and insurance

127 222 1.7 3.0 1.8 3.4 1.7 2.6

Finance

82 152 1.7 3.1 1.9 3.4 1.5 2.8

Insurance

46 70 1.7 2.7 1.4 3.3 1.9 2.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

71 160 2.7 6.4 3.1 5.8 2.3 7.2

Real estate

69 128 3.0 5.8 3.5 4.6 2.5 7.1

Rental and leasing services

2 32 0.5 11.3 0.7 12.4 0.0 8.6

Professional and business services

625 1,066 3.5 6.1 2.9 5.7 4.4 6.5

Professional and technical services

274 534 2.3 4.6 1.5 4.6 3.4 4.5

Management, administrative, and waste services(3)

351 532 5.8 9.1 5.4 8.0 6.5 11.0

Administrative and support services

331 514 6.2 9.5 5.9 8.3 6.6 11.4

Waste management and remediation services

16 18 3.7 4.8 3.0 5.5 7.0 -

Education and health services

552 1,007 2.2 4.2 2.8 3.1 2.0 4.5

Educational services

127 221 2.5 4.4 1.8 3.9 2.8 4.6

Health care and social assistance

425 786 2.1 4.1 3.2 2.8 1.8 4.4

Hospitals

78 154 1.2 2.4 1.5 1.0 1.0 2.8

Health services, except hospitals

223 411 2.2 4.1 2.4 3.2 2.1 4.3

Social assistance

124 221 4.5 8.6 11.8 8.1 2.7 8.7

Leisure and hospitality

747 2,102 5.3 16.3 5.1 17.0 5.5 15.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

132 411 4.9 18.3 5.6 20.0 4.2 16.0

Accommodation and food services

616 1,691 5.4 15.9 5.0 16.3 5.8 15.5

Accommodation

109 293 7.7 24.6 9.2 24.9 6.6 24.5

Food services and drinking places

507 1,398 5.1 14.8 4.4 15.5 5.7 14.1

Other services

197 514 2.9 8.3 2.6 8.0 3.2 8.5

Other services, except private households

147 420 2.5 7.6 2.2 7.8 2.8 7.4

Repair and maintenance

31 140 1.7 7.7 1.5 7.0 3.5 13.8

Personal and laundry services

83 214 3.9 11.8 5.0 16.8 3.4 9.9

Membership associations and organizations

33 66 1.7 3.5 1.6 4.1 1.7 3.0

Private households

50 94 6.0 12.9 13.9 11.9 4.7 13.1

Agricultural and related private wage and salary workers(2)

62 110 3.6 6.3 2.7 7.6 5.3 3.0

Government wage and salary workers

414 685 1.9 3.2 1.6 2.6 2.1 3.6

Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers

209 632 2.1 6.1 2.1 5.7 2.1 6.6

No previous work experience

592 511 - - - - - -

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: November 06, 2020