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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 January 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

2,433 564 530 1,338 317 1,021 27.0 20.1

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

1,088 289 203 596 160 436 27.1 19.2

Professional and related occupations

1,345 275 327 743 158 585 26.9 21.1

Service occupations

2,887 631 788 1,468 320 1,148 24.4 15.4

Sales and office occupations

1,983 544 442 997 283 714 23.1 14.7

Sales and related occupations

1,036 283 235 518 165 353 21.8 14.5

Office and administrative support occupations

947 261 207 479 118 361 24.5 15.1

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

1,417 370 424 623 159 464 22.1 11.7

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

140 38 48 53 9 44 20.8 12.0

Construction and extraction occupations

963 262 268 433 117 315 22.1 11.7

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

314 70 107 137 33 104 22.6 11.6

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

1,626 478 386 762 193 569 22.7 13.0

Production occupations

544 148 115 281 60 221 24.3 16.6

Transportation and material moving occupations

1,081 329 271 481 133 348 21.8 12.2

INDUSTRY(1)

Agriculture and related industries

169 55 60 55 9 45 18.5 11.0

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

95 8 3 84 9 74 37.3 38.9

Construction

963 251 290 422 153 268 20.2 10.9

Manufacturing

700 181 170 349 93 256 23.7 14.4

Durable goods

396 131 89 176 48 127 21.7 10.0

Nondurable goods

304 50 81 173 45 128 26.3 21.6

Wholesale and retail trade

1,374 399 304 671 161 510 22.4 13.9

Transportation and utilities

644 179 138 327 76 251 22.8 15.9

Information

205 40 29 136 21 115 36.2 31.7

Financial activities

387 138 78 171 19 152 24.1 10.0

Professional and business services

1,171 266 272 633 193 440 27.3 17.8

Education and health services

1,347 296 356 695 174 520 23.8 15.9

Leisure and hospitality

1,973 469 544 961 192 769 23.2 13.9

Other services

550 129 141 280 73 207 26.8 15.4

Public administration

150 27 46 76 14 62 27.2 15.4

No previous work experience

494 120 138 236 82 154 27.4 13.7

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 05, 2021