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Unemployment rate in the United States by industry and class of worker in January 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 January 2015 at about 13.3 percent. The lowest unemployment rate was found in government work at 2.8 percent.

Industry and class of workerUnemployment rate
Agriculture and related 13.3%
Construction 9.8%
Leisure and hospitality 9.4%
Professional and business services 6.8%
Wholesale and retail trade 6.2%
Other services 6.1%
Total* 6.1%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 6%
Transportation and utilities 5.2%
Manufacturing 5.2%
Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers 4.7%
Information 4.4%
Education and health services 4%
Financial activities 3%
Government workers 2.8%
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