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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.
2020
Sept.
2021
Sept.
2020
Sept.
2021

Total, 16 years and over(1)

12,277 7,366 7.7 4.6

Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers

10,098 5,868 8.0 4.6

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

108 48 14.9 7.3

Construction

700 444 7.1 4.5

Manufacturing

935 580 6.2 3.9

Durable goods

531 370 5.7 3.9

Nondurable goods

404 210 7.1 3.8

Wholesale and retail trade

1,545 1,102 7.8 5.7

Transportation and utilities

753 447 9.8 5.4

Information

202 97 8.6 4.0

Financial activities

442 246 4.4 2.5

Professional and business services

1,161 802 6.7 4.4

Education and health services

1,250 805 5.1 3.3

Leisure and hospitality

2,436 1,019 19.0 7.7

Other services

566 278 9.2 4.2

Agriculture and related private wage and salary workers

76 77 5.0 5.0

Government workers

884 497 4.1 2.4

Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers

688 438 6.7 4.1

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 08, 2021