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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 December 2019
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

1,171 361 379 430 171 259 20.8 9.4

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

533 174 137 223 102 120 21.4 10.3

Professional and related occupations

638 188 242 208 69 139 20.3 9.0

Service occupations

1,198 487 308 403 198 205 18.6 7.8

Sales and office occupations

1,062 384 315 363 133 230 21.9 8.6

Sales and related occupations

528 204 137 188 61 127 22.1 8.9

Office and administrative support occupations

533 180 178 175 72 103 21.6 8.4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

782 374 227 180 73 107 14.2 5.0

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

130 65 35 30 17 13 11.1 4.5

Construction and extraction occupations

547 264 168 116 45 71 14.5 5.0

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

105 46 24 35 11 24 16.7 6.4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

826 278 294 254 90 165 18.2 8.6

Production occupations

372 115 163 94 32 62 17.7 8.7

Transportation and material moving occupations

454 163 131 160 58 102 18.7 8.6

INDUSTRY(1)

Agriculture and related industries

187 72 67 48 14 33 15.5 6.2

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

35 9 18 9 1 8 - -

Construction

497 253 135 108 38 71 14.0 4.4

Manufacturing

438 160 139 139 42 97 21.6 8.8

Durable goods

258 85 88 86 24 62 25.7 9.1

Nondurable goods

180 76 51 53 19 35 15.6 8.0

Wholesale and retail trade

731 222 249 260 79 182 22.0 9.5

Transportation and utilities

198 74 55 70 36 34 20.7 8.3

Information

50 11 13 26 8 18 - -

Financial activities

254 61 86 106 28 78 26.1 12.7

Professional and business services

560 183 200 178 87 91 15.6 8.3

Education and health services

744 283 222 240 130 110 17.2 8.5

Leisure and hospitality

710 295 174 240 126 115 16.6 6.9

Other services

229 100 62 67 20 47 25.1 7.5

Public administration

139 30 48 61 30 32 26.7 12.4

No previous work experience

452 114 126 213 82 131 34.1 12.6

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).

 

Last Modified Date: January 10, 2020