Unemployment rate in the United States by industry and class of worker in February 2017

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Industry and class of workerUnemployment rate
Construction8.8%
Agriculture and related private wage and salary workers8.5%
Leisure and hospitality7%
Professional and business services5.5%
Wholesale and retail trade5.4%
Transportation and utilities5.2%
Total4.9%
Other services4.6%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction4.6%
Manufacturing4%
Information3.9%
Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers3.5%
Financial activities3.4%
Education and health services3.2%
Government workers2.1%
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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 5,1 percent. Construction industry had the highest unemployment rate in February 2017 at about 8.8 percent. The lowest unemployment rate was found in Education and health services at 3.2 percent.

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