HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
25. Unemployed persons by occupation and sex

[Numbers in thousands]
Occupation Total unemployed Unemployment rates
2015 2016 Total Men Women
2015 2016 2015 2016 2015 2016

Total, 16 years and over(1)

8,296 7,751 5.3 4.9 5.4 4.9 5.2 4.8

Management, professional, and related occupations

1,504 1,513 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.7 2.6

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

602 629 2.4 2.5 2.2 2.3 2.7 2.7

Management occupations

386 404 2.2 2.3 2.0 2.1 2.5 2.5

Business and financial operations occupations

217 225 3.0 2.9 2.9 2.7 3.0 3.0

Professional and related occupations

902 884 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.7 2.5

Computer and mathematical occupations

115 120 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.3 2.8 3.1

Architecture and engineering occupations

80 78 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.5 3.5 2.2

Life, physical, and social science occupations

41 34 2.8 2.4 2.9 2.6 2.7 2.3

Community and social service occupations

59 70 2.2 2.6 1.9 2.2 2.4 2.8

Legal occupations

31 23 1.7 1.2 1.2 0.9 2.2 1.5

Education, training, and library occupations

276 271 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.9 3.1 3.0

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

145 155 4.5 4.8 4.4 5.0 4.7 4.5

Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations

154 133 1.7 1.5 1.2 1.1 1.9 1.6

Service occupations

1,855 1,655 6.7 5.8 6.9 5.9 6.5 5.7

Healthcare support occupations

185 168 5.0 4.5 5.0 4.1 5.0 4.6

Protective service occupations

129 119 4.0 3.7 3.7 3.2 5.0 5.4

Food preparation and serving related occupations

702 627 7.9 6.8 8.7 7.0 7.3 6.7

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

484 430 7.8 6.9 7.8 7.1 7.9 6.6

Personal care and service occupations

354 312 6.1 5.1 6.0 4.8 6.2 5.2

Sales and office occupations

1,792 1,623 5.1 4.6 4.9 4.3 5.2 4.8

Sales and related occupations

909 799 5.5 4.8 4.4 3.8 6.6 5.8

Office and administrative support occupations

883 825 4.7 4.5 5.8 5.2 4.3 4.2

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

1,058 953 7.2 6.4 6.9 6.1 11.1 11.4

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

132 127 10.9 10.4 10.2 8.2 13.3 17.2

Construction and extraction occupations

701 618 8.4 7.2 8.3 7.1 12.1 9.9

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

225 207 4.3 4.1 4.2 4.1 6.5 4.3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

1,182 1,160 6.3 6.1 5.7 5.7 8.2 7.6

Production occupations

513 516 5.7 5.7 5.0 5.1 7.3 7.2

Transportation and material moving occupations

668 644 6.8 6.5 6.3 6.2 9.8 8.0

No previous work experience

879 823 - - - - - -

16 to 19 years

481 453 - - - - - -

20 to 24 years

232 213 - - - - - -

25 years and over

166 158 - - - - - -

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. 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: February 8, 2017