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Table A-13. Employed and unemployed persons by occupation, not seasonally adjusted

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-13. Employed and unemployed persons by occupation, not seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Occupation Employed Unemployed Unemployment
rates
Dec.
2019
Dec.
2020
Dec.
2019
Dec.
2020
Dec.
2019
Dec.
2020

Total, 16 years and over(1)

158,504 149,613 5,503 10,404 3.4 6.5

Management, professional, and related occupations

65,682 64,007 1,171 2,235 1.8 3.4

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

27,748 27,141 533 1,016 1.9 3.6

Professional and related occupations

37,935 36,866 638 1,219 1.7 3.2

Service occupations

26,487 22,490 1,198 2,824 4.3 11.2

Sales and office occupations

33,441 30,712 1,062 1,859 3.1 5.7

Sales and related occupations

15,672 14,809 528 825 3.3 5.3

Office and administrative support occupations

17,769 15,904 533 1,035 2.9 6.1

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

14,329 13,191 782 1,449 5.2 9.9

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

1,171 1,019 130 178 10.0 14.8

Construction and extraction occupations

8,143 7,580 547 1,000 6.3 11.7

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

5,016 4,593 105 272 2.0 5.6

Production, transportation, and material moving
occupations

18,564 19,212 826 1,630 4.3 7.8

Production occupations

8,229 8,039 372 547 4.3 6.4

Transportation and material moving occupations

10,335 11,174 454 1,084 4.2 8.8

Footnotes
(1) Persons with no previous work experience and persons whose last job was in the U.S. Armed Forces are included in the unemployed total.

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 into the Current Population Survey, or household survey. This classification system is derived from the 2018 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC). No historical data have been revised. Data for 2020 are not strictly comparable with earlier years.

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Last Modified Date: January 08, 2021