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Unemployment by occupation — EMSI’s most up-to-date figures

February 13, 2009 by Joshua Wright

With the pre-release this week of our most current data, we’d thought it would be intriguing to show unemployment figures by occupation on a national scale. The figures below are based on U.S. county-level data through November of last year.

The first grouping, Farming, fishing and forestry, is a bit of anomaly since it is largely made up of seasonal workers. But the Construction (11%) and Production (10%) numbers are no doubt telling given the current economic turmoil.

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For more on this data or to find out what the unemployment figures are in your region, contact us.

Joshua Wright

Reach out at jwright@economicmodeling.com

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