November 17, 2011

Unemployment Figures By Occupation

The BLS publishes an A-30. Unemployed persons by occupation and sex

Today I'm just going to pull out the latest total numbers.

The data is not seasonally adjusted.   Here are the figures as of October 2011 :

Total unemployed % unemployment
Management, professional, and related occupations 2,417 4.4
Management, business, and financial operations occupations 1,089 4.7
Management occupations 713 4.2
Business and financial operations occupations 376 5.8
Professional and related occupations 1,328 4.1
Computer and mathematical occupations 173 4.6
Architecture and engineering occupations 173 5.5
Life, physical, and social science occupations 66 3.9
Community and social services occupations 64 4.5
Legal occupations 44 3.5
Education, training, and library occupations 345 4
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations 224 6.8
Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations 238 2.7
Service occupations 2,758 9.9
Healthcare support occupations 274 8.9
Protective service occupations 208 6.4
Food preparation and serving related occupations 1,046 11.3
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations 700 11.2
Personal care and service occupations 532 9.2
Sales and office occupations 3,300 8.4
Sales and related occupations 1,548 8.2
Office and administrative support occupations 1,752 8.6
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations 2,060 11.7
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 155 14.5
Construction and extraction occupations 1,456 14.2
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations 449 7.2
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 2,091 9.9
Production occupations 1,134 9.6
Transportation and material moving occupations 958 10.2

I highlighted the broader categories in yellow. Each broader category is the sum of the occupational areas within it.



  1. Great list. Just confirms that people in tech careers generally are doing ok.

  2. The end of the right hand column was getting cut off. Should be fixed now.


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