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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 September 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

1,580 397 322 861 182 679 33.5 19.3

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

669 153 130 386 80 306 37.3 22.5

Professional and related occupations

911 244 192 475 102 373 30.7 16.8

Service occupations

1,758 554 380 823 215 609 28.4 13.2

Sales and office occupations

1,525 476 313 736 169 567 28.8 13.5

Sales and related occupations

782 256 160 366 78 288 29.2 12.1

Office and administrative support occupations

743 220 153 370 91 279 28.4 14.4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

700 237 131 332 57 274 29.9 13.3

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

71 39 8 24 4 20 - -

Construction and extraction occupations

427 134 78 215 49 166 31.5 14.9

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

202 63 46 92 4 88 31.1 12.6

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

1,298 355 290 653 193 460 28.1 14.7

Production occupations

463 150 67 247 75 172 29.7 16.7

Transportation and material moving occupations

835 205 223 406 118 288 27.3 13.9

INDUSTRY(1)

Agriculture and related industries

77 37 18 22 0 22 17.3 6.9

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

48 7 13 27 0 27 - -

Construction

450 154 72 224 49 175 31.1 14.4

Manufacturing

583 211 108 264 92 172 26.4 12.1

Durable goods

373 146 71 157 50 106 26.3 11.4

Nondurable goods

210 65 37 107 42 65 26.6 15.0

Wholesale and retail trade

1,125 264 254 607 141 466 31.0 17.9

Transportation and utilities

463 148 90 225 47 178 26.1 13.6

Information

103 23 23 58 20 37 32.4 17.3

Financial activities

259 79 42 139 21 118 35.0 19.3

Professional and business services

813 182 194 437 122 315 31.4 17.8

Education and health services

1,027 316 233 478 119 358 28.2 12.9

Leisure and hospitality

1,067 346 221 500 113 386 29.7 13.0

Other services

278 72 48 158 29 129 34.3 23.2

Public administration

129 26 44 59 22 37 22.4 13.4

No previous work experience

486 179 125 182 70 112 19.8 9.8

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: October 08, 2021