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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 January 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

1,527 544 426 558 226 332 22.3 9.6

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

662 211 200 251 98 152 22.8 9.9

Professional and related occupations

866 334 225 307 128 179 22.0 9.3

Service occupations

1,400 548 442 410 147 262 19.1 7.9

Sales and office occupations

1,269 497 334 438 169 269 19.0 7.8

Sales and related occupations

676 264 198 214 68 146 20.2 8.0

Office and administrative support occupations

593 232 137 224 101 123 17.7 7.6

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

973 436 287 250 110 141 15.4 6.9

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

125 40 42 43 35 9 16.9 9.6

Construction and extraction occupations

695 357 192 146 47 99 13.5 4.4

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

153 39 53 61 28 33 22.6 11.3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

1,126 374 390 362 164 197 19.0 8.4

Production occupations

402 114 170 118 64 53 18.6 8.8

Transportation and material moving occupations

724 260 220 244 100 144 19.2 8.0

INDUSTRY(1)

Agriculture and related industries

132 42 53 37 31 7 13.7 9.1

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

16 10 5 1 1 0 - -

Construction

720 346 238 135 45 90 14.9 5.1

Manufacturing

512 134 203 175 71 104 20.4 9.6

Durable goods

284 79 120 86 39 47 16.1 8.9

Nondurable goods

227 55 84 89 32 57 25.8 10.4

Wholesale and retail trade

943 376 233 335 127 208 20.8 8.4

Transportation and utilities

372 134 136 103 21 82 16.2 7.4

Information

160 56 60 44 8 36 23.0 8.1

Financial activities

214 53 80 81 28 53 18.5 10.8

Professional and business services

823 315 191 317 153 163 20.9 8.8

Education and health services

808 265 237 306 132 174 21.0 10.8

Leisure and hospitality

829 373 239 216 103 113 15.6 6.5

Other services

271 89 89 93 47 46 21.6 8.6

Public administration

143 52 37 54 30 25 20.6 10.9

No previous work experience

456 160 122 174 66 108 23.2 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: February 02, 2024