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In 2005 nearly 7.6 million workers experienced unemployment in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in Employment and Earnings. Of that total the largest group comprised those who had had lost their jobs or had completed temporary jobs (3.7 million, or 48.3%). Slightly less than one-third TABLE 3.4 Unemployed persons by occupation and sex, 2004–05 "25. Unemployed Persons by Occupation and Sex," in Employment and Earnings, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, January 2006, http://www.bls.gov/cps/cpsaat25.pdf (accessed January 10, 2006)(2.4 million, or 31.4%) had left the labor force and were now returning. Only 666,000 (8.8%) were new entrants to the labor force. About one-quarter of all unemployed workers had permanently lost their jobs in 2005. Among the 3.4 million unemployed men in 2005, one million (31.5%) had lost their jobs permanently, while among the 3.2 million unemployed women the number was 831,000 (27.6%). (See Table 3.8.)
TABLE 3.4
Unemployed persons by occupation and sex, 2004–05
Occupation Thousands of persons Unemployment rates
Total Total Men Women
2004 2005 2004 2005 2004 2005 2004 2005
*Includes a small number of persons whose last job was in the Armed Forces.
Note: Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria.
SOURCE: "25. Unemployed Persons by Occupation and Sex," in Employment and Earnings, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, January 2006, http://www.bls.gov/cps/cpsaat25.pdf (accessed January 10, 2006)
    Total, 16 years and over * 8,149 7,591 5.5 5.1 5.6 5.1 5.4 5.1
Management, professional, and related occupations 1,346 1,172 2.7 2.3 2.7 2.2 2.7 2.4
Management, business, and financial operations occupations 544 464 2.6 2.2 2.5 2.1 2.8 2.4
    Management occupations 369 322 2.5 2.1 2.4 2.0 2.5 2.4
    Business and financial operations occupations 175 142 3.0 2.4 2.7 2.3 3.2 2.5
Professional and related occupations 801 708 2.8 2.4 3.0 2.4 2.6 2.4
    Computer and mathematical occupations 136 96 4.2 2.9 4.0 2.7 4.5 3.3
    Architecture and engineering occupations 80 60 2.8 2.1 2.7 2.0 3.4 2.7
    Life, physical, and social science occupations 35 39 2.5 2.7 2.6 2.3 2.4 3.2
    Community and social services occupations 65 52 2.9 2.4 2.7 2.4 3.1 2.3
    Legal occupations 31 27 1.9 1.6 1.5 1.1 2.4 2.2
    Education, training, and library occupations 207 210 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.5
    Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations 157 135 5.5 4.7 5.6 5.0 5.5 4.4
    Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations 90 90 1.3 1.3 1.1 .8 1.4 1.5
Service occupations 1,617 1,587 6.6 6.4 6.7 6.3 6.6 6.5
Healthcare support occupations 169 154 5.5 4.7 5.4 4.4 5.5 4.8
Protective service occupations 113 121 3.8 4.0 3.6 3.4 4.6 6.1
Food preparation and serving related occupations 656 615 8.3 7.7 8.5 7.7 8.1 7.7
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations 421 429 7.5 7.6 7.6 7.2 7.3 8.1
Personal care and service occupations 257 268 5.4 5.6 5.3 6.0 5.5 5.5
Sales and office occupations 1,937 1,820 5.2 4.8 5.0 4.4 5.3 5.0
Sales and related occupations 912 874 5.4 5.0 4.2 3.9 6.6 6.2
Office and administrative support occupations 1,025 946 5.0 4.6 6.4 5.4 4.6 4.4
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations 1,140 1,069 7.3 6.5 7.0 6.3 11.6 10.6
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 132 103 11.8 9.6 10.1 8.4 17.6 13.6
Construction and extraction occupations 786 751 8.4 7.6 8.3 7.5 12.2 11.4
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations 222 214 4.2 3.9 4.2 3.8 4.9 6.4
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 1,393 1,245 7.2 6.5 6.5 5.8 9.4 8.7
Production occupations 714 677 7.0 6.7 5.9 5.9 9.4 8.6
Transportation and material moving occupations 679 568 7.4 6.2 7.0 5.7 9.5 8.9
No previous work experience 686 666
16 to 19 years 456 466
20 to 24 years 121 110
25 years and over 109 89

Duration by Reason of Unemployment

In 2005, 35.4% of workers aged sixteen and over who had lost their jobs or who had completed temporary jobs were unemployed less than five weeks, while 34.6% were unemployed fifteen weeks or more. More than one-half (55.2%) of those who were on temporary layoff were out of work for five weeks or less. Of those who had permanently lost their jobs in 2005, more than two out of five (44.2%) remained unemployed fifteen weeks or more. (See Table 3.9.)

About two-thirds of all new entrants into the job market found work within fourteen weeks, with more than one-third (34.5%) gaining employment in less than five weeks. Younger unemployed people and temporary workers tended to find jobs more quickly than older workers. Among sixteen- to nineteen-year-olds, nearly two-thirds (64.1%) of those who had lost their jobs or who had completed temporary jobs had found work within five weeks or less. (See Table 3.9.)

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