Employment Picture

The total number employed from July 2016 to July 2017 increased by 1.3 percent, or 2,033 people, while the total number of unemployed decreased by 10 percent, or 826 people.

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 employed from July 2016 to July 2017 increased by 1.3 percent, or 2,033 people, while the total number of unemployed decreased by 10 percent, or 826 people. Year-over-year, the largest difference for employment was in Production occupations, with a rise of 4.5 percent. Following that were Production, Transportation and Material Moving at 4.2 percent and Transportation and Material Moving at 3.9 percent. For unemployment, the most significant decrease was in the Installation, Maintenance and Repair occupations, with 31.9 percent, followed by Management, Business and Financial occupations (-19.7 percent) and Sales and Related occupations (-16.4 percent). The overall unemployment rate total has dropped 9.8 percent year-over-year.