Employment

The total number of employed people from February 2016 to February 2017 increased by about 1.02 percent, while the total number of unemployed people decreased by about 4.04 percent.

Employed and unemployed persons by occupation; not seasonally adjusted; numbers in thousands

1Unemployed total includes a small number of persons whose last job was in the Armed Forces.Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

1Unemployed total includes a small number of persons whose last job was in the Armed Forces.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

The total number of employed people from February 2016 to February 2017 increased by about 1.02 percent, while the total number of unemployed people decreased by about 4.04 percent. The largest difference was in the farming, fishing and forestry occupations, with a rise of 9.71 percent in employment and a decrease of 28.08 percent in unemployment year-over-year. The second most significant change was in the professional and related occupations, with a 2.89 percent increase and 12.37 percent decline in unemployment.