HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
26. Unemployed persons by industry, class of worker, and sex
[Numbers in thousands]
Industry and class of worker Total unemployed Unemployment rates
2011 2012 Total Men Women
2011 2012 2011 2012 2011 2012

Total, 16 years and over(1)

13,747 12,506 8.9 8.1 9.4 8.2 8.5 7.9

Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers(2)

10,655 9,531 9.0 7.9 9.4 8.0 8.5 7.8

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

52 59 6.1 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.8 4.6

Construction

1,383 1,129 16.4 13.9 17.0 14.1 11.3 11.1

Manufacturing

1,373 1,122 9.0 7.3 8.4 6.7 10.2 8.7

Durable goods

887 693 9.2 7.2 8.7 6.8 10.6 8.2

Nonmetallic mineral products

46 37 11.0 8.9 11.4 9.3 9.0 7.1

Primary metals and fabricated metal products

169 127 9.4 7.3 9.3 7.3 10.4 7.4

Machinery manufacturing

95 80 7.9 5.9 7.5 5.2 9.1 8.3

Computers and electronic products

111 83 8.1 6.2 7.3 5.6 9.7 7.5

Electrical equipment and appliances

36 35 9.1 8.4 7.6 7.4 12.4 10.4

Transportation equipment

194 147 9.0 6.8 8.3 6.9 11.1 6.6

Wood products

52 37 12.8 9.2 11.8 9.1 18.9 10.0

Furniture and fixtures

59 32 11.6 7.7 12.1 7.0 9.9 9.7

Miscellaneous manufacturing

127 114 9.1 8.1 8.0 7.0 10.9 9.8

Nondurable goods

485 430 8.5 7.5 7.9 6.5 9.7 9.3

Food manufacturing

152 162 8.4 8.9 7.7 8.2 9.7 10.0

Beverage and tobacco products

16 16 6.1 5.6 6.8 6.0 4.0 4.4

Textiles, apparel, and leather

73 58 11.4 9.5 11.5 7.1 11.3 11.6

Paper manufacturing and printing

100 79 10.6 8.4 8.9 6.7 14.6 12.7

Petroleum and coal products

12 11 6.1 5.1 6.1 4.2 6.4 -

Chemicals

81 70 6.1 5.2 6.0 5.0 6.2 5.6

Plastics and rubber products

51 33 10.1 6.4 9.3 5.6 11.8 8.3

Wholesale and retail trade

1,834 1,663 8.9 8.1 8.1 7.4 9.9 9.0

Wholesale trade

268 225 6.9 6.0 6.3 5.1 8.4 8.0

Retail trade

1,566 1,438 9.4 8.6 8.8 8.0 10.1 9.2

Transportation and utilities

484 410 8.2 6.9 8.0 6.6 8.8 8.1

Transportation and warehousing

438 372 8.8 7.4 8.7 7.1 9.1 8.4

Utilities

46 38 4.9 4.3 4.0 3.4 7.4 6.7

Information(3)

222 218 7.3 7.6 7.0 6.6 7.8 9.4

Publishing, except Internet

45 39 7.3 6.5 7.4 7.3 7.2 5.6

Motion pictures and sound recording industries

43 49 10.7 12.9 10.7 12.0 10.8 14.7

Radio and television broadcasting and cable subscription programming

38 35 6.2 6.2 5.6 5.2 7.3 8.1

Telecommunications

85 76 7.3 7.2 6.7 5.4 8.4 10.9

Libraries, archives, and other information services

2 7 2.5 8.0 - 9.0 1.5 7.5

Financial activities

582 466 6.4 5.1 6.6 4.6 6.2 5.4

Finance and insurance

394 302 5.9 4.5 5.9 4.0 5.9 4.9

Finance

256 200 6.0 4.6 5.7 4.0 6.2 5.0

Insurance

138 102 5.9 4.4 6.4 3.8 5.5 4.7

Real estate and rental and leasing

188 164 7.7 6.6 8.0 6.1 7.3 7.3

Real estate

148 128 7.2 6.2 7.5 5.4 7.0 7.1

Rental and leasing services

40 36 9.8 8.7 9.6 8.6 10.2 8.8

Professional and business services

1,430 1,358 9.7 8.9 9.2 8.5 10.4 9.3

Professional and technical services

498 487 5.8 5.4 4.8 4.5 7.1 6.6

Management, administrative, and waste services(3)

932 871 15.0 13.7 14.7 13.7 15.5 13.8

Administrative and support services

883 822 15.8 14.4 15.5 14.4 16.2 14.3

Waste management and remediation services

38 40 9.3 9.0 10.1 8.7 5.9 10.5

Education and health services

1,217 1,232 5.6 5.5 5.3 5.3 5.7 5.6

Educational services

284 295 6.4 6.5 6.4 5.9 6.5 6.8

Health care and social assistance

933 938 5.4 5.3 4.9 5.1 5.6 5.4

Hospitals

167 159 2.9 2.9 3.6 3.0 2.7 2.9

Health services, except hospitals

532 560 5.9 5.8 4.7 5.2 6.2 5.9

Social assistance

234 218 9.3 8.8 9.3 10.5 9.3 8.5

Leisure and hospitality

1,527 1,403 11.6 10.4 11.3 9.7 11.8 11.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

282 243 11.5 9.7 12.1 10.0 10.7 9.3

Accommodation and food services

1,246 1,160 11.6 10.6 11.1 9.6 12.1 11.4

Accommodation

156 164 10.3 10.6 8.1 8.8 12.1 11.9

Food services and drinking places

1,089 996 11.9 10.6 11.6 9.8 12.1 11.3

Other services

551 470 8.8 7.2 9.3 7.3 8.3 7.0

Other services, except private households

445 376 8.2 6.5 9.1 7.2 7.1 5.8

Repair and maintenance

195 154 10.9 8.2 10.9 8.5 10.3 6.3

Personal and laundry services

140 128 8.0 6.8 9.0 7.2 7.6 6.7

Membership associations and organizations

110 94 5.8 4.7 5.6 4.6 5.9 4.8

Private households

106 94 12.8 11.4 16.3 11.5 12.4 11.3

Agricultural and related private wage and salary workers(2)

190 188 12.5 12.4 11.5 11.3 15.6 16.0

Government workers

1,013 923 4.7 4.3 4.6 4.2 4.7 4.4

Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers

605 547 6.0 5.4 6.5 5.8 5.0 4.7

No previous work experience

1,284 1,316 - - - - - -

Footnotes
(1) Includes a small number of persons whose last job was in the Armed Forces.
(2) Includes self-employed workers whose businesses are incorporated.
(3) Includes other industries, not shown separately.

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 35,000).

Last Modified Date: February 5, 2013