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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
HOUSEHOLD DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-37. Unemployed persons by occupation, industry, and duration of unemployment
[Numbers in thousands]
Occupation and industry May 2024
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

1,423 493 372 558 235 323 21.4 10.9

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

631 188 190 253 102 150 23.6 11.3

Professional and related occupations

792 305 182 306 133 173 19.7 10.5

Service occupations

1,405 522 367 516 217 299 22.9 8.8

Sales and office occupations

1,048 335 302 410 204 206 20.3 10.1

Sales and related occupations

566 216 145 205 103 102 21.2 9.0

Office and administrative support occupations

482 120 158 205 101 104 19.2 11.7

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

656 304 148 204 91 113 19.8 6.1

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

110 56 15 38 11 27 35.0 4.4

Construction and extraction occupations

415 185 90 140 71 70 17.7 6.5

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

131 63 42 26 9 16 13.5 5.2

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

1,057 386 250 420 195 226 22.6 9.2

Production occupations

352 105 91 157 67 89 24.8 10.4

Transportation and material moving occupations

705 281 160 264 127 137 21.5 8.5

INDUSTRY(1)

Agriculture and related industries

116 53 18 46 23 23 32.1 5.8

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

19 8 0 10 7 3 - -

Construction

412 201 97 113 51 62 14.1 4.8

Manufacturing

398 157 114 127 52 75 20.0 8.3

Durable goods

188 78 46 64 24 39 21.8 9.2

Nondurable goods

211 79 68 64 28 36 18.4 8.0

Wholesale and retail trade

718 235 196 288 104 184 26.2 10.1

Transportation and utilities

433 151 120 162 87 75 19.2 9.9

Information

127 9 50 69 25 44 32.7 20.1

Financial activities

287 73 89 126 50 76 23.7 11.8

Professional and business services

742 227 223 291 136 155 19.9 10.2

Education and health services

886 371 169 346 173 173 22.1 9.2

Leisure and hospitality

851 327 243 281 133 149 16.8 8.2

Other services

219 73 47 98 45 54 24.7 10.8

Public administration

167 63 40 65 33 31 23.7 10.8

No previous work experience

624 234 136 254 103 150 24.3 8.9

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: June 07, 2024