Unemployment by occupation — EMSI’s most up-to-date figures

Published on Feb 13, 2009

Updated on Nov 3, 2022

Written by Emsi Burning Glass

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With the pre-release this week of our most current data, we’d thought it would be intriguing to show unemployment figures by occupation on a national scale. The figures below are based on U.S. county-level data through November of last year.

The first grouping, Farming, fishing and forestry, is a bit of anomaly since it is largely made up of seasonal workers. But the Construction (11%) and Production (10%) numbers are no doubt telling given the current economic turmoil.

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For more on this data or to find out what the unemployment figures are in your region, contact us.