Unemployment rate in the United States by industry and class of worker in May 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 4.5 percent. Mining had the highest unemployment rate in May 2016 at about 11.1 percent. The lowest unemployment rate was found in financial activities at 1.8 percent.

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Industry and class of workerUnemployment rate
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 11.1%
Leisure and hospitality 6.6%
Agriculture and related 6.5%
Construction 5.2%
Information 5.2%
Wholesale and retail trade 5%
Manufacturing 4.7%
Other services 4.6%
Total* 4.5%
Professional and business services 4.3%
Transportation and utilities 3.9%
Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers 3.2%
Education and health services 2.9%
Government workers 2.1%
Financial activities 1.8%
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