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Labor Force Estimates (Seasonally Adjusted)April
2021
Rank2020
Ann. Avg.
Rank2015
Ann. Avg.
Rank
Total Labor Force3,336,918163,319,010163,266,39215
Employed3,205,817163,082,982163,109,79115
Unemployed131,10121236,02817156,60118
Unemployment Rate3.9407.1284.830

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Labor Force Characteristics in 2020
Based on Noninstitutional Population, Age 16 and Over
Total
(000)
RankPercent
of Total
Rank% of Pop.
in Category
Rank
Total Labor Force3,34416100.0% 63.3%21
Men
Women
1,772
1,572
16
16
53.0%
47.0%
19
31
69.1%
57.8%
22
24
Employment3,10716100.0% 58.8%21
Men
Women
1,653
1,454
16
17
53.2%
46.8%
18
33
64.4%
53.5%
19
23
Unemployment23717100.0% 4.5%24
Men
Women
119
118
17
16
50.2%
49.8%
34
17
4.6%
4.3%
29
17
Unemployment Rate7.127
Men
Women
6.7
7.5
28
22

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages in 2020
(SOC classification system)
NumberRankPercent
of Total
RankMedian
Annual Wage
Rank
All Occupations2,918,34015100.0% 38,60036
Management Occupations138,810194.8%3590,05039
Business and Financial Operations Occupations126,580224.3%4462,17041
Computer and Mathematical Occupations63,090222.2%3474,56035
Architecture and Engineering Occupations49,380201.7%2774,15040
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations23,760190.8%2864,95022
Community and Social Services Occupations42,720181.5%2841,91039
Legal Occupations15,320220.5%4465,23040
Education, Training, and Library Occupations154,320185.3%4145,23038
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations31,780181.1%2941,48037
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations191,070156.5%2262,41038
Healthcare Support Occupations110,580193.8%3528,76033
Protective Service Occupations58,280182.0%3640,69035
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations248,800148.5%1621,69035
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations80,390162.8%3628,26031
Personal Care and Service Occupations47,280221.6%4524,41036
Sales and Related Occupations264,640179.1%3229,29037
Office and Administrative Support Occupations354,6101812.2%4636,63034
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations3,200330.1%3632,56023
Construction and Extraction Occupations122,880154.2%2748,57025
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations131,830124.5%1346,83033
Production Occupations347,240711.9%138,02026
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations311,7801310.7%633,82028

May '2020' Estimates
N/A = Not available
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

UnionsNumberRank% of
All Workers
Rank
Members of Unions
2020235,000178.3%29
2019249,000168.3%30
2018269,000158.8%29
2017266,000158.9%27
2016304,0001410.4%24
2015283,0001410.0%25
2014299,0001510.7%24
2013249,000159.3%28
2012246,000159.1%28
2011302,0001511.3%22
2010279,0001510.9%25
2009277,0001510.6%27
% Chg. 2009 to 2020-15.2%40
Represented by Unions
2020270,000179.5%28
2019296,000159.8%27
2018283,000159.3%30
2017289,000159.7%29
2016335,0001411.4%24
2015319,0001411.3%26
2014335,0001412.0%25
2013275,0001510.3%30
2012269,0001510.0%30
2011333,0001512.4%26
2010313,0001512.2%25
2009319,0001512.2%27
% Chg. 2009 to 2020-15.4%38

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

CES Not Seasonally Adjusted Employment in April 2021
NAICS based data by place of work
EmploymentPercent
of Total
Rank% Change
April 2020
Rank
00Total Nonfarm3,032,500100.0% 13.7%7
05Total Private2,617,00086.3%716.1%7
06Goods Producing677,40022.3%121.6%4
07Service-Providing2,355,10077.7%5111.6%16
08Private Service Providing1,939,60064.0%4614.4%19
10Natural Resources and Mining5,3000.2%233.9%13
15Natural Resources, Mining, & Construction151,1005.0%3010.3%18
20Construction145,8004.8%2510.5%17
30Manufacturing526,30017.4%125.2%2
40Trade, Transportation, and Utilities595,10019.6%1510.9%27
50Information24,6000.8%49-2.8%41
55Financial Activities138,8004.6%431.4%24
60Professional and Business Services325,20010.7%429.6%13
65Educational and Health Services466,40015.4%316.5%34
70Leisure and Hospitality276,4009.1%2354.9%25
80Other Services113,1003.7%2034.2%5
90Government415,50013.7%450.4%24

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Employment Survey (CES)

Annual Covered Employment and Wages over Time (NAICS)EstablishmentsJobsAverage Wage
per Job (*adj)
Rank% of U.S.
Avg Wage
2020173,0592,918,748$51,9253881.1%
2019168,9163,077,767$49,3953782.4%
2018167,6273,051,879$49,0503683.1%
2017164,7273,018,177$48,7723583.4%
2016162,2162,987,091$48,0843883.2%
2015159,3032,941,991$47,9403982.9%
2014158,3332,890,758$46,5213982.8%
2013159,3202,849,311$46,2843883.6%
2012160,0582,812,347$46,4883783.7%
2011159,6912,755,826$46,3093783.8%
2010158,2152,709,831$46,5933784.0%
10-Year Change14,844208,917-$5,332
10-Year Percent Change9.4%7.7%11.4%

*Adj = Adjusted for Inflation; D = Non-Disclosable Data; N/A = Not Available
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Annual Industry Distribution of Jobs and Avg. Wage in 2020EstablishmentsJobsPercent
of Total
Annual Average Wage
per Job
Rank
Total Covered Employment and Wages173,0592,918,748100.0%$51,92538
Private167,3802,535,51286.9%$52,21036
Agri., forestry, hunting1,99415,8470.5%$42,85611
Mining3125,0260.2%$75,53624
Construction15,656143,9904.9%$62,63530
Manufacturing9,265504,49417.3%$65,07025
Wholesale trade13,462119,1104.1%$72,54934
Retail trade20,671305,53310.5%$31,48141
Transportation, warehousing7,037162,8425.6%$49,37843
Utilities56015,8700.5%$96,74332
Information2,79831,9521.1%$59,74346
Finance and Insurance10,62898,7393.4%$79,78138
Real Estate, rental, leasing7,05934,8341.2%$51,05934
Professional, technical services20,355124,3734.3%$75,14341
Mgmt. of companies, enterprises1,24234,0351.2%$105,17935
Administrative, waste services10,661169,8565.8%$37,27546
Educational services3,384237,0328.1%$46,43342
Health care, social assistance14,988435,90514.9%$54,14132
Arts, entertainment, recreation2,37234,1991.2%$38,48521
Accommodation and food services13,769231,5977.9%$17,90946
Other services, exc. public admin.13,29680,9262.8%$36,64546
Public administration2,855130,5274.5%$52,66944

D = Non-Disclosable Data; N/A = Not Available
Note: Industries are NAICS-based.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

BEA Major Sectors
in 2020 (by place of work)
2020 Earnings ($000)Avg Earnings
per Job
Rank2020 JobsPercent
of Total
in State
Percent
of Total
in U.S.
Total by place of work$230,938,767$57,635284,006,907100.0%100.0%
Wage and Salary$160,972,541$49,520353,250,65581.1%76.8%
Proprietors$31,980,066$42,28811756,25218.9%23.2%
    Farm$1,478,718$30,1612249,0281.2%0.9%
    Nonfarm$30,501,348$43,1288707,22417.7%22.4%
Farm$1,952,843$31,5072261,9821.5%1.3%
Nonfarm$228,985,924$58,046273,944,92598.5%98.7%
Private$200,522,004$57,345213,496,77187.3%86.6%
Forestry, fishing, etc.$552,449$48,443611,4040.3%0.5%
21 Mining$519,109$55,866309,2920.2%0.6%
22 Utilities$2,065,029$146,0733714,1370.4%0.3%
23 Construction$15,328,049$70,81126216,4655.4%5.5%
31-33 Manufacturing$42,990,723$77,33523555,90513.9%6.7%
42 Wholesale Trade$11,076,118$83,54932132,5703.3%3.2%
44-45 Retail Trade$13,495,250$34,90036386,6839.7%9.4%
48-49 Trans. and warehousing$11,385,117$57,90122196,6324.9%4.5%
51 Information$2,623,869$70,0413837,4620.9%1.7%
52 Finance and insurance$10,511,725$64,70136162,4664.1%5.4%
53 Real Estate and rental and leasing$11,707,895$76,1192153,8113.8%4.8%
54 Professional, technical services$14,456,967$75,59229191,2514.8%7.2%
55 Management of companies, enterprises$4,327,606$109,8912739,3811.0%1.4%
56 Administrative and waste services$8,952,554$37,19039240,7266.0%6.2%
61 Educational services$3,198,229$35,3503290,4732.3%2.4%
62 Health care, social assistance$30,312,782$66,21113457,82411.4%11.3%
71 Arts, entertainment, and recreation$1,982,887$25,0541579,1432.0%2.4%
72 Accommodation and food services$6,313,614$21,97637287,2937.2%7.5%
81 Other services, exc. public admin.$8,722,032$37,29731233,8535.8%5.8%
NA Gov. and gov. enterprises$28,463,920$63,51446448,15411.2%12.1%

D = Not shown to avoid disclosure of confidential information, but the estimates for this item are included in the totals.
N/A = Not available or not applicable
Note: Major sectors are NAICS-based.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)