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Unemployment rate in the United States by industry and class of worker in February 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 6.1 percent. Agriculture had the highest unemployment rate in February 2015 at about 12.7 percent. The lowest unemployment rate was found in government work at 2.4 percent.

Industry and class of workerUnemployment rate
Agriculture and related 12.7%
Construction 10.6%
Leisure and hospitality 8.8%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 8.6%
Other services 6.7%
Professional and business services 5.8%
Total* 5.8%
Wholesale and retail trade 5.7%
Manufacturing 5.2%
Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers 5.1%
Transportation and utilities 5%
Information 4.5%
Education and health services 3.5%
Financial activities 3.1%
Government workers 2.4%
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