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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
Mar.
2020
Mar.
2021
Mar.
2020
Mar.
2021

Total, 16 years and over(1)

7,370 9,905 4.5 6.2

Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers

5,968 8,344 4.6 6.6

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

52 100 6.2 15.0

Construction

658 835 6.9 8.6

Manufacturing

636 780 4.1 5.2

Durable goods

336 427 3.5 4.6

Nondurable goods

300 353 5.3 6.4

Wholesale and retail trade

962 1,330 5.0 6.7

Transportation and utilities

380 630 5.1 8.3

Information

47 173 1.8 6.6

Financial activities

230 346 2.2 3.4

Professional and business services

838 1,167 4.7 6.7

Education and health services

771 937 3.1 3.8

Leisure and hospitality

1,131 1,625 8.1 13.0

Other services

262 421 3.9 6.7

Agriculture and related private wage and salary workers

139 111 8.3 7.3

Government workers

486 592 2.2 2.7

Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers

327 451 3.4 4.4

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: April 02, 2021