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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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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
Sept.
2018
Sept.
2019
Total Men Women
Sept.
2018
Sept.
2019
Sept.
2018
Sept.
2019
Sept.
2018
Sept.
2019

Total, 16 years and over(1)

5,766 5,465 3.6 3.3 3.5 3.3 3.6 3.4

Nonagricultural private wage and salary workers(2)

4,468 4,099 3.5 3.2 3.3 3.1 3.7 3.3

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

13 13 1.7 1.7 1.4 1.8 4.0 1.4

Construction

412 319 4.1 3.2 4.2 3.1 3.9 3.8

Manufacturing

547 530 3.5 3.4 3.1 3.1 4.4 4.0

Durable goods

305 266 3.1 2.7 3.0 2.6 3.2 3.0

Nonmetallic mineral products

5 24 1.0 5.1 1.2 6.4 0.0 0.0

Primary and fabricated metal products

48 30 2.8 1.7 2.8 1.6 2.9 2.2

Machinery manufacturing

46 19 3.8 1.8 3.9 2.3 3.3 0.0

Computer and electronic products

49 45 4.2 4.0 4.8 3.1 3.0 6.4

Electrical equipment and appliances

16 6 4.0 1.2 3.7 0.3 4.6 3.4

Transportation equipment

87 75 3.5 3.0 2.8 2.5 5.4 4.4

Wood products

3 13 0.7 2.8 0.9 2.2 - 5.1

Furniture and related products

8 3 2.0 0.8 2.1 1.0 1.7 0.0

Miscellaneous manufacturing

42 51 2.7 3.3 3.2 4.3 2.0 1.6

Nondurable goods

242 263 4.3 4.5 3.4 4.2 5.8 5.1

Food manufacturing

92 115 5.1 6.2 4.5 4.3 5.9 8.8

Beverage and tobacco products

12 6 3.2 1.9 3.1 2.8 3.4 0.0

Textile, apparel, and leather

54 22 9.8 4.1 8.3 1.2 11.0 6.0

Paper and printing

30 33 3.6 3.6 3.9 3.6 2.7 3.7

Petroleum and coal products

5 4 2.0 1.4 2.4 1.8 - -

Chemicals

44 43 3.3 2.9 1.7 4.0 5.8 1.3

Plastics and rubber products

5 41 0.9 8.0 0.6 9.0 2.0 5.2

Wholesale and retail trade

810 666 4.0 3.4 3.3 3.3 4.9 3.5

Wholesale trade

85 88 2.3 2.5 2.4 2.5 2.1 2.4

Retail trade

725 578 4.4 3.6 3.6 3.5 5.2 3.6

Transportation and utilities

189 235 2.6 3.2 2.4 2.8 3.2 4.3

Transportation and warehousing

182 209 2.9 3.3 2.7 3.0 3.5 4.3

Utilities

8 26 0.7 2.3 0.5 1.9 1.4 3.9

Information(3)

62 109 2.3 4.4 2.4 4.6 2.2 4.1

Publishing, except Internet

12 25 2.9 6.3 4.1 5.3 1.6 7.6

Motion picture and sound recording industries

26 42 6.1 8.9 5.7 7.7 6.8 11.2

Radio and television broadcasting and cable subscription programming

6 11 1.0 2.3 0.8 3.2 1.5 0.0

Telecommunications

4 26 0.5 3.3 0.7 4.1 0.0 1.9

Financial activities

271 192 2.7 1.9 3.4 1.7 2.0 2.1

Finance and insurance

180 131 2.4 1.8 3.0 2.1 1.9 1.6

Finance

123 79 2.6 1.7 3.0 2.1 2.2 1.3

Insurance

57 52 2.1 2.0 3.1 2.1 1.5 1.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

91 62 3.3 2.2 4.0 1.0 2.4 3.6

Real estate

69 59 2.9 2.4 3.2 1.1 2.6 3.7

Rental and leasing services

22 3 5.6 0.9 7.4 0.0 0.0 2.4

Professional and business services

557 585 3.2 3.2 2.6 2.8 4.1 3.9

Professional and technical services

256 292 2.3 2.5 1.5 2.1 3.5 3.0

Management, administrative, and waste services(3)

301 292 4.7 4.7 4.4 4.1 5.1 5.7

Administrative and support services

301 271 5.2 4.9 5.1 4.1 5.4 6.1

Waste management and remediation services

0 13 0.0 3.0 0.0 3.5 - -

Education and health services

666 557 2.8 2.2 2.7 2.3 2.8 2.2

Educational services

173 128 3.4 2.6 4.0 2.7 3.1 2.6

Health care and social assistance

493 429 2.6 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.7 2.1

Hospitals

98 101 1.5 1.5 1.3 1.9 1.6 1.4

Health services, except hospitals

285 228 2.9 2.2 2.0 2.4 3.1 2.1

Social assistance

109 100 4.2 3.7 5.8 2.3 3.8 4.0

Leisure and hospitality

722 678 5.4 4.8 5.5 4.5 5.2 5.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

150 144 5.5 5.1 5.2 5.9 5.8 4.3

Accommodation and food services

572 534 5.3 4.7 5.6 4.2 5.1 5.1

Accommodation

92 67 6.3 4.7 8.3 1.7 5.1 7.2

Food services and drinking places

480 467 5.2 4.6 5.2 4.5 5.1 4.8

Other services

219 215 3.3 3.2 3.1 2.9 3.4 3.4

Other services, except private households

193 157 3.2 2.7 3.0 2.6 3.5 2.8

Repair and maintenance

67 54 3.5 2.9 2.8 2.9 8.4 3.1

Personal and laundry services

79 49 4.1 2.4 6.3 3.4 3.3 2.0

Membership associations and organizations

47 54 2.2 2.7 1.5 1.4 2.8 3.6

Private households

26 58 3.4 6.5 - 13.4 2.7 5.6

Agricultural and related private wage and salary workers(2)

71 68 4.1 4.0 3.0 3.0 6.6 6.5

Government wage and salary workers

416 389 2.0 1.8 2.1 1.7 1.9 1.9

Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers

251 259 2.5 2.6 3.1 2.4 1.5 2.8

No previous work experience

559 650 - - - - - -

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: October 04, 2019