Unemployment rate in the United States by industry and class of worker in July 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 5.5 percent. Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction industry had the highest unemployment rate in July 2015 at about 8.1 percent. The lowest unemployment rate was found in financial activities at 2.3 percent.

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Industry and class of workerUnemployment rate
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 8.1%
Leisure and hospitality 7.7%
Wholesale and retail trade 5.8%
Total* 5.6%
Construction 5.5%
Professional and business services 5.4%
Transportation and utilities 5.1%
Agriculture and related 5%
Other services 4.9%
Education and health services 4.3%
Manufacturing 4.3%
Government workers 4.2%
Information 4.1%
Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers 3.3%
Financial activities 2.3%
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