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Unemployment rate in the United States by industry and class of worker in September 2014

This statistic shows the monthly unemployment rate by industry and class of worker in the United States. The data are not seasonally adjusted. The total unemployment rate shown here is 5.7 percent. Leisure and hospitality sector had the highest unemployment rate in August 2014 at about 8.3 percent. The lowest unemployment rate was found in government workers at 3 percent.

Industry and class of workerUnemployment rate
Leisure and hospitality 8.5%
Agriculture and related 7.6%
Professional and business services 6.5%
Construction 6.4%
Total* 5.5%
Other services 5.2%
Wholesale and retail trade 5.1%
Information 4.7%
Transportation and utilities 4.5%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 4.5%
Education and health services 4.4%
Manufacturing 4.3%
Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers 3.8%
Financial activities 3.6%
Government workers 2.7%
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