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Unemployment Rate by Occupation and Sex, 2008–2009


 

2008

2009

 

Total

Male

Female

Total

Male

Female

Total1

5.2% 5.4% 5.1% 9.1% 10.2% 7.7%
Management, professional, and related occupations 2.6 2.6 2.6 4.3 4.5 4.2
 Management, business, and financial operations 2.7 2.6 2.9 4.6 4.1 5.3
  Management 2.4 2.3 2.7 4.0 3.9 4.3
  Business and financial operations 3.5 3.7 3.3 6.0 4.8 6.9
 Professional and related occupations 2.5 2.6 2.5 4.2 4.8 3.7
  Computer and mathematical 2.3 1.8 3.9 4.9 5.2 3.9
  Architecture and engineering 3.2 3.1 3.5 7.0 7.1 6.3
  Life, physical, and social science 3.9 5.2 2.3 3.8 4.7 2.8
  Community and social services 2.1 2.4 1.9 4.7 5.2 4.4
  Legal 2.8 2.7 2.9 3.3 2.7 4.0
  Education, training, and library 2.4 2.4 2.4 3.0 3.5 2.8
  Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media 5.2 5.0 5.3 8.7 7.4 10.1
  Healthcare practitioner and technical 1.3 0.6 1.5 2.5 1.6 2.8
Service occupations 6.3 6.4 6.1 9.4 10.3 8.7
 Healthcare support 4.5 6.3 4.3 6.6 9.9 6.2
 Protective service 3.5 2.9 5.3 5.5 5.4 6.1
 Food preparation and serving related 8.9 9.6 8.4 11.6 13.1 10.4
 Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance 6.4 5.9 7.0 11.2 11.1 11.3
 Personal care and services 4.5 4.7 4.5 7.9 9.2 7.5
Sales and office occupations 4.8 4.5 4.9 8.4 9.0 8.1
 Sales and related 5.1 3.7 6.4 8.9 8.1 9.7
 Office and administrative support 4.5 5.8 4.1 8.0 10.4 7.2
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance 7.5 7.4 10.4 15.1 15.3 11.6
 Farming, fishing, and forestry 7.3 5.3 14.3 10.0 11.3 4.6
 Construction and extraction 9.5 9.4 10.5 19.7 19.6 20.7
 Installation, maintenance, and repair 4.1 4.0 5.6 8.8 8.8 8.6
Production, transportation, and material moving 6.3 5.8 8.0 13.7 12.9 16.2
 Production 6.7 5.8 8.7 15.6 14.8 17.8
 Transportation and material moving 5.9 5.8 6.9 11.8 11.5 13.6

1. Includes persons whose last job was in the Armed Forces. Figures are in thousands.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


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