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Unemployment rate in the United States by industry and class of worker in April 2015

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 5.1 percent. Agriculture had the highest unemployment rate in April 2015 at about 12.2 percent. The lowest unemployment rate was found in government work at 2.4 percent.

Industry and class of workerUnemployment rate
Agriculture and related 12.2%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 8.7%
Leisure and hospitality 7.8%
Construction 7.5%
Wholesale and retail trade 5.6%
Other services 5.4%
Professional and business services 5.3%
Total* 5.1%
Transportation and utilities 4.4%
Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers 4.2%
Manufacturing 4%
Information 3.2%
Education and health services 3.1%
Financial activities 2.7%
Government workers 2.4%
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