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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
Jan.
2019
Jan.
2020
Jan.
2019
Jan.
2020

Total, 16 years and over(1)

7,140 6,504 4.4 4.0

Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers

5,401 4,954 4.2 3.8

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

44 16 5.3 1.9

Construction

638 515 6.4 5.4

Manufacturing

533 530 3.3 3.4

Durable goods

334 317 3.3 3.2

Nondurable goods

199 214 3.4 3.7

Wholesale and retail trade

942 945 4.8 4.7

Transportation and utilities

253 220 3.6 3.0

Information

120 61 4.7 2.3

Financial activities

242 259 2.4 2.5

Professional and business services

847 721 4.9 4.1

Education and health services

648 601 2.6 2.4

Leisure and hospitality

875 833 6.4 5.9

Other services

259 253 3.9 3.7

Agriculture and related private wage and salary workers

257 231 14.1 12.5

Government workers

567 467 2.6 2.1

Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers

369 351 3.7 3.6

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: February 21, 2020