Unemployment rate in the United States by industry and class of worker in August 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 5.0 percent. Leisure and hospitality industry had the highest unemployment rate in August 2016 at about 6.6 percent. The lowest unemployment rate was found in financial activities at 2.8 percent.

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Industry and class of workerUnemployment rate
Leisure and hospitality 6.6%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 5.4%
Construction 5.1%
Information 5%
Total* 5%
Transportation and utilities 5%
Wholesale and retail trade 4.9%
Professional and business services 4.4%
Manufacturing 4.2%
Other services 4.2%
Education and health services 4.1%
Government workers 3.7%
Self-employed workers, unincorporated, and unpaid family workers 3.7%
Agriculture and related 3.7%
Financial activities 2.8%
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