Unemployment rate in the United States by industry and class of worker in July 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 July 2016 at about 9.3 percent. The lowest unemployment rate was found in financial activities at 2.4 percent.

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Industry and class of workerUnemployment rate
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 9.3%
Leisure and hospitality 6%
Information 5.7%
Agriculture and related 5.5%
Wholesale and retail trade 5.2%
Total* 5.1%
Transportation and utilities 4.9%
Professional and business services 4.7%
Construction 4.5%
Government workers 4.4%
Other services 4.4%
Manufacturing 4.3%
Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers 3.7%
Education and health services 3.7%
Financial activities 2.4%
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