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
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2017
Total Men Women
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2017
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2017
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2017

Total, 16 years and over(1)

7,066 6,286 4.4 3.9 4.6 4.0 4.3 3.8

Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers(2)

5,415 4,752 4.3 3.8 4.3 3.8 4.3 3.7

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

37 20 4.7 2.4 4.8 1.7 3.6 6.0

Construction

517 467 5.7 5.0 5.9 4.9 4.2 6.1

Manufacturing

619 409 3.9 2.6 3.8 2.4 4.2 3.0

Durable goods

341 236 3.4 2.4 3.5 2.3 3.4 2.7

Nonmetallic mineral products

27 8 6.4 1.9 5.1 1.4 12.1 3.7

Primary and fabricated metal products

58 21 3.6 1.4 3.2 1.7 5.2 0.0

Machinery manufacturing

52 36 4.1 2.9 4.1 1.6 4.2 7.8

Computer and electronic products

50 34 4.0 2.8 4.1 2.8 3.8 2.8

Electrical equipment and appliances

8 16 2.0 3.9 1.7 4.5 2.5 2.6

Transportation equipment

65 47 2.5 1.9 2.7 1.9 1.7 1.9

Wood products

30 13 7.5 3.1 8.4 3.2 - 2.8

Furniture and related products

9 20 2.0 4.5 2.8 4.2 0.0 5.3

Miscellaneous manufacturing

43 41 2.8 2.7 2.3 3.1 3.7 2.0

Nondurable goods

278 173 4.7 2.9 4.5 2.7 5.1 3.4

Food manufacturing

96 78 5.2 4.1 5.6 4.1 4.7 4.2

Beverage and tobacco products

7 7 2.2 2.0 2.9 1.4 0.0 -

Textile, apparel, and leather

25 34 3.9 5.1 4.6 4.8 3.2 5.4

Paper and printing

24 22 2.8 2.5 2.0 1.7 4.7 4.0

Petroleum and coal products

42 7 18.9 3.7 13.3 4.4 - -

Chemicals

63 12 4.6 0.9 5.7 0.4 2.6 1.7

Plastics and rubber products

20 13 3.4 2.4 0.6 3.4 9.7 0.0

Wholesale and retail trade

915 869 4.4 4.2 4.0 3.8 5.0 4.7

Wholesale trade

107 101 3.0 2.8 2.4 2.2 4.4 4.1

Retail trade

808 768 4.7 4.6 4.4 4.3 5.1 4.8

Transportation and utilities

209 252 3.2 3.7 3.1 3.6 3.6 3.8

Transportation and warehousing

172 209 3.1 3.7 3.0 3.8 3.3 3.2

Utilities

38 43 3.6 3.7 3.1 2.8 5.5 6.7

Information(3)

115 146 4.2 5.2 2.8 5.8 6.6 4.0

Publishing, except Internet

34 23 6.8 4.9 3.5 3.2 11.3 6.6

Motion picture and sound recording industries

46 61 11.2 12.1 4.2 14.2 22.5 7.5

Radio and television broadcasting and cable subscription programming

12 29 2.0 5.5 2.7 6.9 0.8 2.7

Telecommunications

19 28 2.1 2.8 2.6 2.9 1.2 2.5

Financial activities

273 206 2.8 2.1 2.5 2.5 3.2 1.9

Finance and insurance

126 123 1.8 1.8 1.5 1.7 2.1 1.9

Finance

83 79 2.0 1.9 1.7 1.8 2.2 1.9

Insurance

43 44 1.6 1.7 0.9 1.5 2.0 1.7

Real estate and rental and leasing

147 83 5.4 3.1 4.4 4.1 6.6 1.9

Real estate

117 56 5.0 2.5 3.8 3.1 6.5 1.8

Rental and leasing services

30 27 7.1 6.8 6.7 8.0 8.1 3.5

Professional and business services

753 689 4.5 4.0 4.6 3.7 4.4 4.5

Professional and technical services

253 291 2.5 2.7 2.5 2.3 2.5 3.2

Management, administrative, and waste services(3)

499 398 7.7 6.3 7.9 5.9 7.6 6.8

Administrative and support services

475 384 8.2 6.7 8.4 6.4 7.9 6.9

Waste management and remediation services

14 14 2.8 3.5 3.3 2.0 0.5 -

Education and health services

716 596 3.1 2.5 3.4 1.8 3.1 2.8

Educational services

150 111 3.2 2.2 4.6 1.4 2.5 2.7

Health care and social assistance

566 485 3.1 2.6 2.9 2.0 3.2 2.8

Hospitals

110 77 1.8 1.2 1.4 0.6 1.9 1.4

Health services, except hospitals

362 285 3.8 2.9 3.7 1.9 3.8 3.1

Social assistance

94 124 3.9 5.1 4.4 6.7 3.8 4.7

Leisure and hospitality

1,011 882 7.1 6.6 7.2 7.6 7.1 5.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

186 177 6.9 6.6 6.2 6.7 7.6 6.3

Accommodation and food services

826 705 7.2 6.6 7.4 7.8 7.0 5.6

Accommodation

88 96 5.6 6.2 3.0 6.4 7.5 6.1

Food services and drinking places

737 610 7.4 6.7 8.0 8.1 6.9 5.5

Other services

249 216 3.8 3.2 3.1 3.3 4.4 3.2

Other services, except private households

187 192 3.2 3.2 2.8 3.2 3.7 3.1

Repair and maintenance

71 61 4.1 3.2 4.0 3.6 5.0 0.2

Personal and laundry services

62 70 3.2 3.3 1.2 4.5 4.0 2.8

Membership associations and organizations

53 60 2.5 3.0 1.7 1.4 3.2 4.2

Private households

62 24 8.0 3.8 16.3 - 7.1 3.4

Agricultural and related private wage and salary workers(2)

156 125 9.6 7.2 8.3 4.3 12.9 15.2

Government wage and salary workers

449 439 2.1 2.0 2.5 2.5 1.8 1.7

Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers

376 326 3.8 3.2 4.0 3.4 3.3 3.0

No previous work experience

671 644 - - - - - -

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: December 08, 2017