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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
Apr.
2019
Apr.
2020
Apr.
2019
Apr.
2020

Total, 16 years and over(1)

5,387 22,504 3.3 14.4

Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers

4,254 19,167 3.3 15.6

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

17 77 2.4 10.2

Construction

439 1,531 4.7 16.6

Manufacturing

483 1,992 3.0 13.2

Durable goods

265 1,416 2.6 15.1

Nondurable goods

218 576 3.6 10.2

Wholesale and retail trade

829 3,223 4.3 17.1

Transportation and utilities

255 989 3.4 13.5

Information

87 279 3.5 11.0

Financial activities

210 545 2.1 5.4

Professional and business services

611 1,697 3.5 9.8

Education and health services

512 2,552 2.1 10.9

Leisure and hospitality

647 4,860 4.5 39.3

Other services

164 1,421 2.5 23.0

Agriculture and related private wage and salary workers

121 163 7.3 9.6

Government workers

347 2,017 1.6 9.4

Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers

208 886 2.2 9.7

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: May 11, 2020