July 09, 2013
In June 2013, leisure and hospitality had the highest unemployment rate among the major industries at 10.7 percent (not seasonally adjusted). The unemployment rate for the nation was 7.8 percent (not seasonally adjusted), down from 8.4 percent a year earlier.
|June 2013||June 2012|
Leisure and hospitality
Professional and business services
Agriculture and related
Wholesale and retail trade
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction
Transportation and utilities
Education and health services
Note: Other than total and government workers, unemployment rates for specific industries refer to private wage and salary workers whose last job was in that industry.
The unemployment rates for construction (9.8 percent) and for wholesale and retail trade (7.0 percent) declined from June 2012 to June 2013. The rates for other major industries were little changed over the year. The unemployment rate for government workers was unchanged at 5.2 percent.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Leisure and hospitality has highest unemployment rate among major industries, June 2013 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20130709.htm (visited August 27, 2015).
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