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
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

Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers(2)

6,299 5,824 5.1 4.6 5.1 4.7 5.1 4.6

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

84 67 8.6 8.0 9.1 8.3 5.4 5.6

Construction

624 558 7.3 6.3 7.5 6.4 5.4 4.6

Manufacturing

677 667 4.3 4.3 4.0 4.0 5.1 4.8

Durable goods

410 412 4.1 4.2 3.8 4.2 5.2 4.2

Nonmetallic mineral products

17 20 3.6 4.5 3.1 4.4 6.1 4.6

Primary metals and fabricated metal products

74 67 4.2 4.0 4.2 3.9 4.3 4.4

Machinery manufacturing

49 49 3.7 4.0 3.7 4.2 3.9 3.5

Computers and electronic products

56 50 4.6 4.0 4.1 4.1 5.6 3.8

Electrical equipment and appliances

20 16 5.1 4.0 3.6 4.4 8.2 3.1

Transportation equipment

81 100 3.4 4.0 3.2 4.1 3.8 3.9

Wood products

19 30 4.7 6.9 4.1 7.4 9.0 4.0

Furniture and related products

20 16 4.9 3.6 4.5 4.2 6.1 2.1

Miscellaneous manufacturing

74 65 4.9 4.2 4.1 3.4 6.4 5.7

Nondurable goods

267 255 4.6 4.4 4.4 3.8 5.1 5.4

Food manufacturing

103 99 5.7 5.4 5.7 5.0 5.6 6.1

Beverage and tobacco products

9 12 3.2 3.6 3.8 3.3 2.0 4.6

Textiles, apparel, and leather

43 28 6.9 4.4 6.5 2.8 7.2 5.7

Paper manufacturing and printing

41 34 4.5 3.7 3.6 3.1 6.7 5.3

Petroleum and coal products

5 15 2.5 8.0 3.0 5.9 - -

Chemicals

43 44 3.1 3.3 3.1 3.3 3.1 3.2

Plastics and rubber products

22 23 4.2 3.9 4.2 3.1 4.3 6.1

Wholesale and retail trade

1,135 1,009 5.5 5.0 5.0 4.6 6.1 5.5

Wholesale trade

136 129 3.8 3.6 3.4 3.4 4.5 4.0

Retail trade

999 880 5.9 5.3 5.5 4.9 6.4 5.7

Transportation and utilities

275 278 4.4 4.2 3.8 4.1 6.4 4.7

Transportation and warehousing

254 246 4.8 4.4 4.2 4.3 6.7 4.8

Utilities

21 32 2.2 3.1 1.3 2.8 4.9 4.1

Information(3)

108 123 3.9 4.6 3.3 4.3 4.8 5.0

Publishing, except Internet

22 28 4.2 5.6 2.6 5.3 5.9 5.8

Motion pictures and sound recording industries

22 31 5.6 7.3 6.3 5.6 4.5 9.6

Radio and television broadcasting and cable subscription programming

20 26 3.3 4.5 3.0 4.8 4.1 3.9

Telecommunications

29 29 3.1 3.3 2.9 3.2 3.4 3.4

Libraries, archives, and other information services

3 2 3.5 2.2 1.7 - 5.2 -

Financial activities

247 266 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.8

Finance and insurance

160 168 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.5

Finance

105 103 2.5 2.4 2.2 2.0 2.6 2.7

Insurance

55 65 2.1 2.5 2.4 2.8 2.0 2.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

86 97 3.3 3.6 3.5 3.3 3.0 3.9

Real estate

64 78 2.9 3.4 3.0 2.8 2.7 4.0

Rental and leasing services

23 20 5.8 4.8 5.4 5.4 6.7 3.4

Professional and business services

894 842 5.6 5.1 5.5 4.9 5.8 5.3

Professional and technical services

311 283 3.2 2.8 2.9 2.5 3.7 3.2

Management, administrative, and waste services(3)

583 559 9.3 8.6 9.3 8.5 9.2 8.8

Administrative and support services

548 533 9.8 9.1 9.8 9.2 9.7 9.1

Waste management and remediation services

28 19 5.7 3.9 6.4 3.7 2.7 4.8

Education and health services

823 772 3.6 3.3 3.3 3.2 3.7 3.3

Educational services

213 195 4.4 4.1 4.5 4.3 4.4 3.9

Health care and social assistance

610 577 3.4 3.1 2.8 2.7 3.5 3.2

Hospitals

110 98 1.8 1.5 1.7 1.6 1.9 1.5

Health services, except hospitals

363 351 3.8 3.6 2.9 2.9 4.0 3.8

Social assistance

137 129 5.7 5.1 6.3 5.7 5.6 4.9

Leisure and hospitality

1,092 949 7.9 6.8 7.8 6.6 8.0 6.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

191 165 7.4 6.3 7.8 6.7 6.9 5.9

Accommodation and food services

902 784 8.0 6.9 7.8 6.5 8.2 7.1

Accommodation

120 107 7.2 6.5 5.5 5.4 8.5 7.3

Food services and drinking places

782 677 8.2 6.9 8.2 6.7 8.2 7.1

Other services

340 293 5.2 4.4 4.9 4.0 5.4 4.8

Other services, except private households

261 226 4.6 3.9 4.7 3.7 4.4 4.0

Repair and maintenance

119 85 6.5 4.8 6.4 4.6 7.1 6.3

Personal and laundry services

82 69 4.6 3.6 3.1 2.9 5.3 3.9

Membership associations and organizations

59 71 2.9 3.3 2.7 2.6 3.0 3.9

Private households

80 67 9.1 8.5 13.1 15.1 8.8 7.8

Agricultural and related private wage and salary workers(2)

155 139 9.4 8.3 8.7 7.5 11.7 11.0

Government workers

573 582 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.7

Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers

389 383 3.9 3.8 4.0 3.9 3.7 3.7

No previous work experience

879 823 - - - - - -

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 50,000).

 

Last Modified Date: February 8, 2017