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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-37. Unemployed persons by occupation, industry, and duration of unemployment
[Numbers in thousands]
Occupation and industry April 2021
Unemployed Weeks of unemployment
Total Less
than
5 weeks
5 to 14
weeks
15 weeks and over Average
(mean)
duration
Median
duration
Total 15 to 26
weeks
27 weeks
and over

OCCUPATION

Management, professional, and related occupations

2,014 382 319 1,312 287 1,025 33.3 28.8

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

896 156 139 601 126 475 34.0 31.9

Professional and related occupations

1,118 227 180 712 161 550 32.8 26.9

Service occupations

2,098 481 357 1,259 268 991 30.9 23.8

Sales and office occupations

1,777 382 348 1,046 266 781 30.6 21.3

Sales and related occupations

943 190 185 567 125 441 32.1 24.9

Office and administrative support occupations

834 191 163 479 140 339 28.8 18.9

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

1,207 281 210 716 240 476 27.1 21.1

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

128 20 25 83 18 65 32.3 26.0

Construction and extraction occupations

858 201 144 513 171 341 26.7 20.9

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

222 60 41 120 51 70 25.6 17.9

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

1,646 366 296 985 307 677 29.1 20.2

Production occupations

578 139 86 353 130 223 28.4 20.3

Transportation and material moving occupations

1,068 227 210 632 177 455 29.5 20.1

INDUSTRY(1)

Agriculture and related industries

146 25 26 95 31 64 29.7 24.0

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

97 1 14 82 25 57 38.6 34.0

Construction

797 188 144 465 138 326 26.5 19.8

Manufacturing

873 231 132 510 144 366 29.2 20.4

Durable goods

513 158 73 281 62 219 29.8 18.9

Nondurable goods

360 72 59 228 81 147 28.2 21.6

Wholesale and retail trade

1,238 243 236 758 194 564 32.6 24.5

Transportation and utilities

578 112 124 341 125 217 25.8 19.2

Information

170 38 36 96 45 50 23.5 17.2

Financial activities

269 31 50 188 28 160 38.7 39.8

Professional and business services

1,049 211 187 651 132 519 32.9 26.4

Education and health services

994 271 194 530 94 436 30.9 18.6

Leisure and hospitality

1,407 276 222 909 231 678 31.0 25.5

Other services

397 106 70 221 66 155 24.9 18.0

Public administration

146 17 20 109 33 76 41.2 27.7

No previous work experience

457 133 128 196 52 144 28.2 12.3

Footnotes
(1) Includes wage and salary workers only.

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, occupations reflect the introduction of the 2018 Census occupational classification system, derived from the 2018 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC). 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. Data for 2020 are not strictly comparable with earlier years.

 

Last Modified Date: May 07, 2021