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

Industry and class of workerUnemployment rate
Leisure and hospitality 8.3%
Agriculture and related 7.5%
Construction 7%
Professional and business services 6.4%
Wholesale and retail trade 6.1%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 6.1%
Total* 5.7%
Transportation and utilities 5.3%
Other services 5.3%
Manufacturing 4.5%
Information 4.4%
Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers 4.1%
Education and health services 3.9%
Financial activities 3.5%
Government workers 3%
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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 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.

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