Unemployment Rate by Occupation, 2000–2004, and by Sex, 2004


     

2003

 

2000

2002

Total

Male

Female

Total1

4.0% 6.0% 5.5% 5.6% 5.4%
Management, professional, and related occupations 1.8 3.1 2.7 2.7 2.7
 Management, business, and financial operations 1.6 3.1 2.6 2.5 2.8
  Management 1.5 2.9 2.5 2.4 2.5
  Business and financial operations 2.0 3.5 3.0 2.7 3.2
 Professional and related occupations 1.9 3.2 2.8 3.0 2.6
  Computer and mathematical 2.2 5.5 4.2 4.0 4.5
  Architecture and engineering 1.7 4.4 2.8 2.7 3.4
  Life, physical, and social science 1.4 3.3 2.5 2.6 2.4
  Community and social services 2.0 2.5 2.9 2.7 3.1
  Legal 1.2 2.3 1.9 1.5 2.4
  Education, training, and library 1.8 2.8 2.5 2.6 2.5
  Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media 3.5 6.0 5.5 5.6 5.5
  Healthcare practitioner and technical 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.1 1.4
Service occupations 5.2 7.1 6.6 6.7 6.6
 Healthcare support 4.0 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.5
 Protective service 2.7 4.5 3.8 3.6 4.6
 Food preparation and serving related 6.6 8.6 8.3 8.5 8.1
 Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance 5.8 8.3 7.5 7.6 7.3
 Personal care and services 4.4 5.6 5.4 5.3 5.5
Sales and office occupations 3.8 5.5 5.2 5.0 5.3
 Sales and related 4.1 5.9 5.4 4.2 6.6
 Office and administrative support 3.6 5.2 5.0 6.4 4.6
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance 5.3 8.1 7.3 7.0 11.6
 Farming, fishing, and forestry 10.2 11.4 11.8 10.1 17.6
 Construction and extraction 6.2 9.1 8.4 8.3 12.2
 Installation, maintenance, and repair 2.4 5.5 4.2 4.2 4.9
Production, transportation, and material moving 5.1 7.9 7.2 6.5 9.4
 Production 4.8 7.7 7.0 5.9 9.4
 Transportation and material moving 5.6 8.2 7.4 7.0 9.5

1. Includes persons with no previous work experience and those whose last job was in the Armed Forces.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment and Earnings, monthly, January 2005 issue; and unpublished data.


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