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
2016 2017 Total Men Women
2016 2017 2016 2017 2016 2017

Total, 16 years and over(1)

7,751 6,982 4.9 4.4 4.9 4.4 4.8 4.3

Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers(2)

5,824 5,323 4.6 4.2 4.7 4.2 4.6 4.2

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

67 31 8.0 4.1 8.3 4.0 5.6 4.8

Construction

558 559 6.3 6.0 6.4 6.0 4.6 6.0

Manufacturing

667 563 4.3 3.6 4.0 3.3 4.8 4.3

Durable goods

412 360 4.2 3.7 4.2 3.5 4.2 4.2

Nonmetallic mineral products

20 19 4.5 4.2 4.4 4.6 4.6 3.0

Primary metals and fabricated metal products

67 61 4.0 3.7 3.9 3.7 4.4 3.9

Machinery manufacturing

49 37 4.0 3.0 4.2 2.8 3.5 3.6

Computers and electronic products

50 38 4.0 3.3 4.1 2.6 3.8 4.8

Electrical equipment and appliances

16 12 4.0 2.8 4.4 3.0 3.1 2.3

Transportation equipment

100 89 4.0 3.6 4.1 3.4 3.9 4.4

Wood products

30 18 6.9 4.3 7.4 4.7 4.0 1.7

Furniture and related products

16 13 3.6 2.8 4.2 2.8 2.1 2.7

Miscellaneous manufacturing

65 74 4.2 4.7 3.4 4.4 5.7 5.2

Nondurable goods

255 203 4.4 3.5 3.8 3.1 5.4 4.3

Food manufacturing

99 91 5.4 4.9 5.0 4.8 6.1 5.0

Beverage and tobacco products

12 9 3.6 2.9 3.3 2.5 4.6 4.3

Textiles, apparel, and leather

28 23 4.4 3.6 2.8 4.0 5.7 3.3

Paper manufacturing and printing

34 20 3.7 2.2 3.1 1.6 5.3 3.6

Petroleum and coal products

15 13 8.0 6.6 5.9 6.6 - -

Chemicals

44 36 3.3 2.7 3.3 1.6 3.2 4.7

Plastics and rubber products

23 12 3.9 2.2 3.1 2.0 6.1 2.8

Wholesale and retail trade

1,009 942 5.0 4.6 4.6 4.1 5.5 5.3

Wholesale trade

129 116 3.6 3.2 3.4 2.8 4.0 4.3

Retail trade

880 826 5.3 4.9 4.9 4.5 5.7 5.4

Transportation and utilities

278 271 4.2 4.1 4.1 3.7 4.7 5.2

Transportation and warehousing

246 244 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.1 4.8 5.3

Utilities

32 27 3.1 2.6 2.8 2.1 4.1 4.5

Information(3)

123 120 4.6 4.5 4.3 4.4 5.0 4.6

Publishing, except Internet

28 28 5.6 5.6 5.3 5.4 5.8 5.8

Motion pictures and sound recording industries

31 29 7.3 6.2 5.6 6.4 9.6 5.9

Radio and television broadcasting and cable subscription programming

26 17 4.5 3.0 4.8 3.2 3.9 2.8

Telecommunications

29 40 3.3 4.5 3.2 4.2 3.4 5.1

Libraries, archives, and other information services

2 2 2.2 2.5 - - - -

Financial activities

266 240 2.7 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.2

Finance and insurance

168 163 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.6 2.5 2.1

Finance

103 107 2.4 2.4 2.0 2.9 2.7 2.0

Insurance

65 56 2.5 2.1 2.8 2.0 2.3 2.1

Real estate and rental and leasing

97 77 3.6 2.8 3.3 3.0 3.9 2.5

Real estate

78 57 3.4 2.4 2.8 2.6 4.0 2.3

Rental and leasing services

20 20 4.8 4.9 5.4 4.9 3.4 4.9

Professional and business services

842 775 5.1 4.5 4.9 4.3 5.3 4.9

Professional and technical services

283 305 2.8 2.8 2.5 2.5 3.2 3.2

Management, administrative, and waste services(3)

559 470 8.6 7.4 8.5 7.1 8.8 7.8

Administrative and support services

533 444 9.1 7.8 9.2 7.6 9.1 8.0

Waste management and remediation services

19 18 3.9 4.2 3.7 4.3 4.8 3.4

Education and health services

772 714 3.3 3.0 3.2 2.9 3.3 3.1

Educational services

195 171 4.1 3.5 4.3 3.5 3.9 3.5

Health care and social assistance

577 543 3.1 2.9 2.7 2.6 3.2 3.0

Hospitals

98 98 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.8 1.5 1.5

Health services, except hospitals

351 314 3.6 3.2 2.9 2.8 3.8 3.3

Social assistance

129 130 5.1 5.1 5.7 4.5 4.9 5.2

Leisure and hospitality

949 856 6.8 6.1 6.6 6.0 6.9 6.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

165 156 6.3 5.6 6.7 5.9 5.9 5.3

Accommodation and food services

784 700 6.9 6.2 6.5 6.1 7.1 6.3

Accommodation

107 90 6.5 5.8 5.4 5.0 7.3 6.4

Food services and drinking places

677 610 6.9 6.3 6.7 6.2 7.1 6.3

Other services

293 251 4.4 3.8 4.0 4.2 4.8 3.4

Other services, except private households

226 207 3.9 3.5 3.7 3.9 4.0 2.9

Repair and maintenance

85 80 4.8 4.3 4.6 4.4 6.3 4.0

Personal and laundry services

69 68 3.6 3.4 2.9 4.7 3.9 2.7

Membership associations and organizations

71 59 3.3 2.8 2.6 2.7 3.9 2.9

Private households

67 44 8.5 6.3 15.1 15.1 7.8 5.4

Agricultural and related private wage and salary workers(2)

139 122 8.3 7.2 7.5 5.7 11.0 11.7

Government workers

582 527 2.7 2.5 2.7 2.4 2.7 2.5

Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers

383 319 3.8 3.2 3.9 3.4 3.7 2.9

No previous work experience

823 690 - - - - - -

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: January 19, 2018