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
May
2016
May
2017
May
2016
May
2017

Total, 16 years and over(1)

7,207 6,572 4.5 4.1

Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers

5,473 5,074 4.4 4.0

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

96 20 11.1 2.5

Construction

461 502 5.2 5.3

Manufacturing

738 504 4.7 3.2

Durable goods

466 327 4.7 3.3

Nondurable goods

272 178 4.8 3.1

Wholesale and retail trade

981 916 5.0 4.7

Transportation and utilities

254 262 3.9 4.2

Information

134 123 5.2 4.7

Financial activities

178 232 1.8 2.3

Professional and business services

713 690 4.3 4.1

Education and health services

679 675 2.9 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

933 905 6.6 6.3

Other services

305 245 4.6 3.6

Agriculture and related private wage and salary workers

116 103 6.5 6.0

Government workers

452 471 2.1 2.2

Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers

330 297 3.2 3.0

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.

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