HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
32. Unemployed persons by occupation, industry, and duration of unemployment
[Numbers in thousands]
Occupation and industry 2012
Unemployed Weeks
Total Less
than
5 weeks
5 to 14
weeks
15 weeks and over Average
(mean)
duration(1)
Median
duration
Total 15 to 26
weeks
27 weeks
and over

Total unemployed(2)

12,506 2,644 2,866 6,996 1,859 5,136 39.4 19.3

No previous work experience

1,316 302 341 673 209 464 35.6 15.5

OCCUPATION

Management, professional, and related occupations

2,318 445 511 1,362 340 1,022 42.6 21.5

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

935 146 189 601 144 456 46.9 26.0

Professional and related occupations

1,383 299 322 762 196 566 39.7 18.7

Service occupations

2,540 584 600 1,356 386 971 35.9 17.2

Sales and office occupations

2,775 534 618 1,622 411 1,211 41.8 21.4

Sales and related occupations

1,318 276 304 738 191 547 39.7 19.3

Office and administrative support occupations

1,457 258 314 884 220 664 43.6 23.4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

1,668 381 373 914 238 676 39.3 18.3

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

167 46 54 67 31 37 22.9 11.6

Construction and extraction occupations

1,181 272 252 658 173 484 39.5 18.9

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

320 64 67 189 34 155 46.9 24.8

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

1,845 392 413 1,041 268 773 39.7 19.8

Production occupations

865 168 190 507 127 379 43.0 21.7

Transportation and material moving occupations

980 224 223 534 140 394 36.7 18.2

INDUSTRY(3)

Agriculture and related industries

194 49 63 83 34 48 25.3 12.4

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

60 18 17 25 8 17 26.8 10.9

Construction

1,152 262 247 643 179 464 38.4 18.7

Manufacturing

1,134 185 246 702 169 533 46.8 24.4

Durable goods

701 113 145 443 103 341 48.5 26.2

Nondurable goods

433 72 102 259 66 192 44.2 21.7

Wholesale and retail trade

1,684 339 375 971 240 731 40.7 20.8

Transportation and utilities

449 96 91 262 65 198 39.6 21.3

Information

225 41 42 142 35 107 46.2 25.9

Financial activities

482 72 98 312 67 245 48.1 28.3

Professional and business services

1,394 280 321 793 214 580 39.4 19.8

Education and health services

1,642 358 376 907 239 668 38.0 18.9

Leisure and hospitality

1,462 349 374 740 220 519 34.6 15.0

Other services

475 107 107 261 69 192 39.6 18.5

Public administration

246 48 54 144 31 112 39.9 23.1

Footnotes
(1) Beginning in January 2011, these series reflect a change to the collection of data on unemployment duration. For more information, see www.bls.gov/cps/duration.htm.
(2) Persons whose last job was in the U.S. Armed Forces are included in the unemployed total, but not shown separately.
(3) Industry data refer to wage and salary workers. Persons who were unpaid family workers or self-employed, unincorporated, on their last job are included in the unemployed total, but not shown separately.

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

Last Modified Date: February 5, 2013