Unemployment rate in the United States by industry and class of worker in April 2016

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 4.7 percent. Agriculture and related industry had the highest unemployment rate in April 2016 at about 8.9 percent. The lowest unemployment rate was found in financial activities at 2.7 percent.

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Industry and class of workerUnemployment rate
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 9.5%
Agriculture and related 8.9%
Leisure and hospitality 6.5%
Construction 6%
Wholesale and retail trade 5.3%
Professional and business services 5.2%
Information 4.8%
Total* 4.7%
Transportation and utilities 4.6%
Manufacturing 4.5%
Other services 4.4%
Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers 3.1%
Financial activities 2.7%
Education and health services 2.7%
Government workers 2.3%
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