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

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Industry and class of workerUnemployment rate
Construction 4.7%
Agriculture and related private wage and salary workers 6.9%
Leisure and hospitality 5.9%
Professional and business services 4.9%
Wholesale and retail trade 4.2%
Transportation and utilities 3.5%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 4.7%
Information 4.1%
Other services 3.4%
Manufacturing 3.9%
Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers 3.4%
Education and health services 2.6%
Financial activities 2.3%
Government workers 1.8%
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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 4.1 percent. Agriculture had the highest unemployment rate in April 2017 at about 6.9 percent. The lowest unemployment rate was found among government workers at 1.8 percent. The unemployment rate in the U.S. has decreased in the last few years after reaching a recent high of 9.6 percent in 2010, following the 2008 financial crisis. In 2016, the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 4.9 percent.

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