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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
Dec.
2019
Dec.
2020
Dec.
2019
Dec.
2020

Total, 16 years and over(1)

5,503 10,404 3.4 6.5

Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers

4,207 8,460 3.2 6.7

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

31 89 3.8 13.1

Construction

489 930 5.0 9.6

Manufacturing

422 640 2.7 4.3

Durable goods

246 337 2.5 3.5

Nondurable goods

175 304 3.1 5.5

Wholesale and retail trade

726 1,125 3.6 5.5

Transportation and utilities

196 627 2.6 8.4

Information

48 158 1.9 6.4

Financial activities

236 313 2.3 3.1

Professional and business services

546 1,071 3.1 6.1

Education and health services

604 1,013 2.4 4.1

Leisure and hospitality

685 2,042 5.0 16.7

Other services

225 453 3.2 7.4

Agriculture and related private wage and salary workers

185 189 9.6 11.0

Government workers

393 692 1.8 3.2

Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers

266 674 2.7 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: January 08, 2021