HOUSEHOLD DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-31. Unemployed persons by industry, class of worker, and sex
[Numbers in thousands]
Industry and class of worker Total unemployed Unemployment rates
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2017
Total Men Women
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2017
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2017
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2017

Total, 16 years and over(1)

7,170 6,278 4.5 3.9 4.8 4.2 4.1 3.7

Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers(2)

5,581 4,841 4.5 3.8 4.7 4.0 4.2 3.6

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

27 41 3.7 5.1 4.2 4.0 0.6 11.0

Construction

670 554 7.4 5.9 7.7 6.0 4.7 4.8

Manufacturing

630 505 4.0 3.3 4.0 2.9 4.1 4.1

Durable goods

366 289 3.7 3.0 4.0 2.8 2.9 3.5

Nonmetallic mineral products

18 15 4.1 3.3 4.8 3.2 - -

Primary and fabricated metal products

71 40 4.4 2.5 4.3 2.2 4.7 3.7

Machinery manufacturing

46 45 3.6 3.7 4.2 3.5 1.8 4.7

Computer and electronic products

26 25 2.2 2.2 2.6 2.4 1.0 1.9

Electrical equipment and appliances

18 10 5.3 2.6 6.8 1.6 1.7 5.0

Transportation equipment

88 60 3.4 2.4 3.5 2.5 3.0 2.0

Wood products

23 16 5.9 3.5 6.5 3.6 - 3.4

Furniture and related products

19 9 3.6 2.0 4.6 1.8 1.1 2.8

Miscellaneous manufacturing

58 70 3.7 4.5 3.4 4.0 4.4 5.4

Nondurable goods

264 217 4.5 3.8 4.0 3.1 5.5 4.8

Food manufacturing

106 81 5.7 4.5 5.7 4.0 5.8 5.1

Beverage and tobacco products

17 22 5.0 6.7 5.6 6.9 3.5 -

Textile, apparel, and leather

21 28 3.7 4.3 3.5 5.4 4.0 3.2

Paper and printing

28 26 3.0 3.1 2.1 1.3 5.3 6.6

Petroleum and coal products

33 9 18.8 4.9 16.5 5.6 - -

Chemicals

33 23 2.4 1.6 2.0 0.1 3.2 4.5

Plastics and rubber products

26 27 4.6 5.1 2.4 5.1 9.7 5.0

Wholesale and retail trade

955 841 4.6 4.1 4.4 4.1 4.9 4.1

Wholesale trade

135 127 4.0 3.6 4.1 3.0 3.6 4.8

Retail trade

820 714 4.8 4.2 4.5 4.4 5.0 4.1

Transportation and utilities

241 208 3.6 3.0 3.7 3.3 3.2 2.2

Transportation and warehousing

221 187 3.9 3.2 4.0 3.7 3.6 1.9

Utilities

21 22 1.8 1.9 2.0 1.4 1.2 3.7

Information(3)

87 108 3.1 3.8 3.8 4.5 1.9 2.6

Publishing, except Internet

22 28 4.9 5.9 6.3 7.6 2.7 3.9

Motion picture and sound recording industries

18 39 4.2 8.1 3.9 8.8 4.6 6.6

Radio and television broadcasting and cable subscription programming

9 23 1.5 4.2 1.9 4.5 0.8 3.7

Telecommunications

30 14 3.1 1.4 4.4 2.0 0.4 0.0

Financial activities

251 143 2.6 1.5 2.3 1.6 2.9 1.3

Finance and insurance

138 89 2.0 1.3 1.9 1.3 2.0 1.2

Finance

88 60 2.1 1.4 1.7 1.5 2.4 1.3

Insurance

50 28 1.8 1.0 2.1 0.9 1.6 1.1

Real estate and rental and leasing

113 54 4.5 2.0 3.4 2.3 5.9 1.7

Real estate

93 47 4.4 2.0 3.2 2.5 5.8 1.5

Rental and leasing services

19 7 4.9 1.7 4.3 1.1 6.3 3.2

Professional and business services

879 712 5.3 4.2 5.2 4.2 5.3 4.1

Professional and technical services

342 315 3.3 2.9 2.5 2.6 4.3 3.2

Management, administrative, and waste services(3)

537 397 8.6 6.6 9.5 7.0 7.2 6.0

Administrative and support services

520 383 9.2 7.0 10.4 7.7 7.5 6.2

Waste management and remediation services

10 13 2.2 3.4 1.8 3.0 3.8 -

Education and health services

667 706 2.9 3.0 2.8 2.2 3.0 3.2

Educational services

146 149 3.1 3.0 3.5 2.3 2.8 3.4

Health care and social assistance

521 556 2.9 3.0 2.5 2.2 3.0 3.2

Hospitals

88 102 1.4 1.6 1.2 1.1 1.5 1.8

Health services, except hospitals

315 322 3.3 3.3 1.8 2.5 3.8 3.4

Social assistance

118 132 4.8 5.3 9.6 3.9 3.8 5.7

Leisure and hospitality

899 833 6.4 6.2 6.5 6.9 6.3 5.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

151 163 5.9 6.0 5.7 7.7 6.0 3.8

Accommodation and food services

747 671 6.5 6.2 6.7 6.6 6.4 5.9

Accommodation

144 82 8.9 5.7 7.8 4.3 9.8 6.7

Food services and drinking places

603 589 6.2 6.3 6.5 6.9 5.8 5.8

Other services

276 189 4.2 2.8 3.9 3.7 4.4 2.1

Other services, except private households

237 155 4.0 2.6 3.6 3.8 4.5 1.3

Repair and maintenance

71 72 3.9 3.9 3.8 4.2 5.0 2.1

Personal and laundry services

75 44 3.9 2.2 1.8 5.9 4.8 0.6

Membership associations and organizations

91 39 4.2 1.9 4.4 1.7 4.0 2.1

Private households

39 35 5.4 4.8 - - 4.3 5.1

Agricultural and related private wage and salary workers(2)

166 210 11.2 11.9 10.5 9.3 13.1 20.0

Government wage and salary workers

401 460 1.9 2.2 2.4 2.6 1.4 1.8

Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers

365 287 3.6 2.9 3.6 3.1 3.6 2.5

No previous work experience

657 480 - - - - - -

Footnotes
(1) Includes a small number of persons whose last job was in the Armed Forces.
(2) Includes self-employed workers whose businesses are incorporated.
(3) Includes other industries, not shown separately.

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 75,000).

 

Last Modified Date: January 05, 2018