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Table A-14. Unemployed persons by industry and class of worker, not seasonally adjusted

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-14. Unemployed persons by industry and class of worker, not seasonally adjusted
Industry and class of worker Number of
unemployed
persons
(in thousands)
Unemployment
rates
Sept.
2019
Sept.
2020
Sept.
2019
Sept.
2020

Total, 16 years and over(1)

5,465 12,277 3.3 7.7

Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers

4,099 10,098 3.2 8.0

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

13 108 1.7 14.9

Construction

319 700 3.2 7.1

Manufacturing

530 935 3.4 6.2

Durable goods

266 531 2.7 5.7

Nondurable goods

263 404 4.5 7.1

Wholesale and retail trade

666 1,545 3.4 7.8

Transportation and utilities

235 753 3.2 9.8

Information

109 202 4.4 8.6

Financial activities

192 442 1.9 4.4

Professional and business services

585 1,161 3.2 6.7

Education and health services

557 1,250 2.2 5.1

Leisure and hospitality

678 2,436 4.8 19.0

Other services

215 566 3.2 9.2

Agriculture and related private wage and salary workers

68 76 4.0 5.0

Government workers

389 884 1.8 4.1

Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers

259 688 2.6 6.7

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, industries reflect the introduction of the 2017 Census industry classification system into the Current Population Survey. This industry classification system is derived from the 2017 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). No historical data have been revised.

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Last Modified Date: October 05, 2020