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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
25. Unemployed persons by occupation and sex
[Numbers in thousands]
Occupation Total unemployed Unemployment rates
2020 2021 Total Men Women
2020 2021 2020 2021 2020 2021

Total, 16 years and over(1)

12,947 8,623 8.1 5.3 7.8 5.5 8.3 5.2

Management, professional, and related occupations

3,029 1,889 4.5 2.8 4.2 2.8 4.9 2.9

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

1,149 812 4.1 2.8 3.8 2.7 4.4 3.0

Management occupations

752 529 3.9 2.7 3.6 2.4 4.3 3.1

Business and financial operations occupations

397 283 4.4 3.1 4.3 3.4 4.6 2.8

Professional and related occupations

1,880 1,077 4.9 2.8 4.6 2.9 5.1 2.8

Computer and mathematical occupations

199 124 3.4 2.1 3.5 2.0 3.3 2.4

Architecture and engineering occupations

117 86 3.6 2.6 3.4 2.4 4.3 3.3

Life, physical, and social science occupations

72 52 4.3 3.0 4.8 3.8 3.7 2.2

Community and social service occupations

87 71 3.1 2.5 2.9 1.7 3.2 2.9

Legal occupations

53 40 2.7 2.1 2.9 1.5 2.6 2.7

Education, training, and library occupations

678 312 7.1 3.4 5.8 3.7 7.5 3.3

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

372 237 10.9 7.0 12.3 7.4 9.5 6.6

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

303 156 3.1 1.6 2.5 1.7 3.3 1.6

Service occupations

3,407 2,057 13.0 7.8 12.6 7.9 13.3 7.7

Healthcare support occupations

380 304 7.3 5.9 7.5 5.3 7.3 6.0

Protective service occupations

162 121 5.1 3.9 3.9 3.6 8.7 4.8

Food preparation and serving related occupations

1,595 850 19.6 10.3 20.8 11.1 18.5 9.7

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

623 446 10.9 7.5 9.4 6.6 13.1 8.8

Personal care and service occupations

648 335 16.0 8.3 17.5 12.5 15.5 7.1

Sales and office occupations

2,591 1,685 8.0 5.3 7.2 4.9 8.5 5.5

Sales and related occupations

1,367 853 8.8 5.6 6.9 4.6 10.8 6.6

Office and administrative support occupations

1,224 832 7.3 5.0 7.9 5.5 7.1 4.8

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

1,298 984 8.9 6.6 8.6 6.4 12.5 9.1

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

120 104 10.3 8.9 8.4 8.3 15.7 10.9

Construction and extraction occupations

862 681 10.1 7.8 10.0 7.7 10.6 11.0

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

316 199 6.4 3.9 6.2 4.0 10.9 3.7

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

2,076 1,473 10.2 7.1 9.8 6.9 11.6 7.6

Production occupations

747 485 9.0 5.8 8.5 5.5 10.0 6.3

Transportation and material moving occupations

1,329 988 11.1 8.0 10.6 7.8 13.2 8.8

No previous work experience

526 518 - - - - - -

16 to 19 years

275 266 - - - - - -

20 to 24 years

144 142 - - - - - -

25 years and over

107 110 - - - - - -

Footnotes
(1) Includes a small number of persons whose last job was in the Armed Forces.

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Effective with January 2020 data, occupations reflect the introduction of the 2018 Census occupational classification system, derived from the 2018 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC). No historical data have been revised. Data for 2020 are not strictly comparable with earlier years. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 50,000).

 

Last Modified Date: January 20, 2022