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

Industry and class of workerUnemployment rate
Leisure and hospitality 8.1%
Agriculture and related 8.1%
Construction 7.7%
Professional and business services 6.5%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 6.3%
Transportation and utilities 6.3%
Total* 6.3%
Wholesale and retail trade 5.8%
Other services 5.8%
Manufacturing 5%
Education and health services 4.8%
Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers 4.8%
Information 4.5%
Government workers 3.9%
Financial activities 3.5%
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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 6.3 percent. Leisure and hospitality sector had the highest unemployment rate in August 2014 at about 8.1 percent. The lowest unemployment rate was found in financial activities at 3.5 percent.

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