HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
32. Unemployed persons by occupation, industry, and duration of unemployment
[Numbers in thousands]
Occupation and industry 2014
Unemployed Weeks
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

Total unemployed(1)

9,617 2,471 2,432 4,714 1,497 3,218 33.7 14.0

No previous work experience

1,086 277 296 512 172 340 33.3 13.3

OCCUPATION

Management, professional, and related occupations

1,777 444 449 884 259 625 36.2 14.4

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

704 141 170 392 110 282 40.3 18.8

Professional and related occupations

1,073 303 278 492 149 343 33.5 12.5

Service occupations

2,048 561 502 984 311 673 32.3 13.6

Sales and office occupations

2,119 492 527 1,099 338 760 35.3 15.9

Sales and related occupations

1,022 245 263 515 177 338 32.9 14.7

Office and administrative support occupations

1,096 247 265 584 161 423 37.6 17.1

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

1,171 340 297 534 188 346 31.2 12.4

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

134 39 36 59 26 33 27.6 12.1

Construction and extraction occupations

813 245 206 361 128 233 30.6 12.0

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

224 56 55 113 34 79 35.8 14.9

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

1,385 350 352 683 222 461 32.6 14.2

Production occupations

632 153 158 321 99 222 33.1 15.1

Transportation and material moving occupations

754 197 194 362 123 239 32.3 13.6

INDUSTRY(2)

Agriculture and related industries

154 46 42 66 29 37 27.6 11.2

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

54 16 14 23 10 13 24.8 11.3

Construction

776 230 206 340 122 218 29.8 11.8

Manufacturing

766 165 190 410 120 291 37.0 17.3

Durable goods

465 103 117 246 73 172 36.0 16.7

Nondurable goods

301 63 74 165 46 118 38.7 18.3

Wholesale and retail trade

1,275 313 328 635 208 427 32.7 14.4

Transportation and utilities

391 93 87 212 71 141 35.8 17.3

Information

161 38 39 84 24 60 37.8 16.1

Financial activities

386 77 89 220 64 156 39.3 19.1

Professional and business services

1,114 276 296 541 172 369 33.5 13.9

Education and health services

1,222 330 304 588 171 417 33.5 13.5

Leisure and hospitality

1,209 330 317 562 183 379 30.7 12.9

Other services

371 107 85 179 53 126 35.4 13.7

Public administration

179 38 40 101 27 74 42.4 19.6

Footnotes
(1) Persons whose last job was in the U.S. Armed Forces are included in the unemployed total, but not shown separately.
(2) 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 12, 2015