U.S. unemployment rate by occupation June 2020

The statistic shows the unemployment rate by occupation for the month of June 2020 in the United States. Service occupations had an unemployment rate of 18.8 percent in that month.

The underemployment rate of the country can be accessed here and the monthly unemployment rate here.

Unemployment by occupation in the U.S.

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics — the principle fact-finding agency for the U.S. Federal Government in labor economics and statistics — publish data on the unemployment situation within certain occupations in the United States on a monthly basis. According to latest data released from June 2020, the service occupations industry experienced the highest level of unemployment that month, with a rate of around 18.8 percent. Second ranked were transportation and material moving occupations with a rate of around 14.7 percent. Total (not seasonally adjusted) unemployment was reported at 11.2 percent in June 2020. Other data on the U.S. unemployment rate by industry and class of worker shows comparable results.

It should be noted that the data were not seasonally adjusted to account for normal seasonal fluctuations in unemployment. The monthly unemployment by occupation data can be compared to the seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate. In June 2020, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 11.1 percent, an increase from 4.4 percent in March 2020. The annual unemployment rate in 2019 was 3.7 percent, down from a high of 9.6 in 2010.

Unemployment in the United States appears to be trending upward due to the coronavirus pandemic, a sign of economic trouble. Individuals who opt to leave the workforce and stop looking for employment are not included among the unemployed. The civilian labor force participation rate in the U.S. fell to only 63.1 percent in 2019, down from 67.1 percent in 2000, before the financial crisis.

Unemployment rate in the United States in June 2020, by occupation

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Release date

July 2020


United States

Survey time period

June 2020

Age group

16 years and older

Supplementary notes

Data are not seasonally adjusted.
* Persons with no previous work experience and persons whose last job was in the U.S. Armed Forces are included in the unemployed total.

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