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How Devastating are the Unemployment Numbers? Here’s a Sector Breakdown.

INDUSTRY

APRIL JOB LOSSES

% OF INDUSTRY JOBS LOST

INDUSTRY SHARE OF THE TOTAL JOBS LOST

Food services and drinking places

    (5,491.3)

-46%

26.8%

Amusements, gambling, and recreation

    (1,062.0)

-60%

5.2%

Temporary help services

      (841.9)

-29%

4.1%

Accommodation

      (839.0)

-41%

4.1%

Personal and laundry services

      (796.9)

-53%

3.9%

Clothing and clothing accessories stores

      (739.6)

-58%

3.6%

Offices of dentists

      (503.3)

-52%

2.5%

Local government education

      (468.8)

-6%

2.3%

Educational services

      (457.1)

-12%

2.2%

Nonresidential specialty trade contractors

      (393.1)

-14%

1.9%

Motor vehicles and parts

      (381.5)

-38%

1.9%

Child day care services

      (336.2)

-33%

1.6%

Local government, excluding education

      (332.3)

-5%

1.6%

Residential specialty trade contractors

      (297.4)

-14%

1.5%

Automobile dealers

      (264.6)

-20%

1.3%

Miscellaneous store retailers

      (264.2)

-33%

1.3%

Services to buildings and dwellings

      (259.4)

-12%

1.3%

Membership associations and organizations

      (250.1)

-8%

1.2%

Offices of physicians

      (243.3)

-9%

1.2%

Individual and family services

      (241.3)

-9%

1.2%

Repair and maintenance

      (219.9)

-16%

1.1%

Performing arts and spectator sports

      (217.0)

-44%

1.1%

Motion picture and sound recording industries

      (216.5)

-48%

1.1%

Furniture and home furnishings stores

      (209.0)

-45%

1.0%

Offices of other health practitioners

      (205.1)

-21%

1.0%

Transit and ground passenger transportation

      (185.3)

-37%

0.9%

Durable goods wholesale trade

      (185.0)

-6%

0.9%

Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores

      (184.9)

-35%

0.9%

State government education

      (176.1)

-7%

0.9%

Department stores

      (160.8)

-15%

0.8%

Nondurable goods wholesale traded

      (148.2)

-7%

0.7%

Air transportation

      (140.7)

-27%

0.7%

Hospitals

      (134.9)

-3%

0.7%

Rental and leasing services

      (120.2)

-21%

0.6%

Residential building

      (117.6)

-14%

0.6%

Fabricated metal products

      (108.7)

-7%

0.5%

Employment services other than temp help

-103.90

-15%

0.5%

Real estate

      (101.3)

-6%

0.5%

Health and personal care stores

        (99.3)

-9%

0.5%

Home health care services

        (93.6)

-6%

0.5%

Business support services

        (93.5)

-11%

0.5%

Computer systems design and related services

        (93.2)

-4%

0.5%

Miscellaneous durable goods manufacturing

        (90.8)

-15%

0.4%

Nonresidential building

        (88.5)

-11%

0.4%

Truck transportation

        (88.3)

-6%

0.4%

Outpatient care centers

        (87.9)

-9%

0.4%

Food manufacturing

        (86.3)

-5%

0.4%

Architectural and engineering services

        (85.2)

-6%

0.4%

Other professional and technical services

        (84.3)

-11%

0.4%

Management of companies and enterprises

        (81.9)

-3%

0.4%

Machinery

        (79.5)

-7%

0.4%

Printing and related support activities

        (79.0)

-19%

0.4%

Heavy and civil engineering construction

        (78.9)

-7%

0.4%

Management and technical consulting services

        (78.5)

-5%

0.4%

Investigation and security services

        (77.3)

-8%

0.4%

Warehousing and storage

        (74.1)

-6%

0.4%

Accounting and bookkeeping services

        (67.6)

-6%

0.3%

Support activities for transportation

        (66.9)

-9%

0.3%

Plastics and rubber products

        (65.5)

-9%

0.3%

Legal services

        (64.0)

-6%

0.3%

Vocational rehabilitation services

        (63.9)

-20%

0.3%

Nonmetallic mineral products

        (61.6)

-15%

0.3%

Furniture and related products

        (59.2)

-15%

0.3%

Other support services

        (56.0)

-16%

0.3%

Miscellaneous nondurable goods manufacturing

        (54.9)

-17%

0.3%

Building material and garden supply stores

        (52.7)

-4%

0.3%

Nursing care facilities

        (47.2)

-3%

0.2%

Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions

        (43.8)

-25%

0.2%

Gasoline stations

        (43.4)

-5%

0.2%

Apparel

        (42.2)

-40%

0.2%

Food and beverage stores

        (42.0)

-1%

0.2%

Other motor vehicle dealers

        (40.7)

-25%

0.2%

Office administrative services

        (40.4)

-8%

0.2%

Travel arrangement and reservation services

        (40.0)

-19%

0.2%

transportt equip other than motor vehicles & parts

        (39.8)

-5%

0.2%

Auto parts, accessories, and tire stores

        (39.4)

-7%

0.2%

Advertising and related services

        (38.0)

-8%

0.2%

Primary metals

        (34.3)

-9%

0.2%

Community care facilities for the elderly

        (33.4)

-3%

0.2%

Support activities for mining

        (33.1)

-11%

0.2%

Nonstore retailers

        (32.4)

-6%

0.2%

Medical and diagnostic laboratories

        (31.2)

-11%

0.2%

Chemicals

        (31.1)

-4%

0.2%

Electronic markets and agents and brokers wholesale trade

        (29.6)

-6%

0.1%

Wood products

        (27.9)

-7%

0.1%

Electronics and appliance stores

        (27.3)

-6%

0.1%

Residential mental health facilities

        (26.9)

-4%

0.1%

Other ambulatory health care services

        (23.9)

-7%

0.1%

Scenic and sightseeing transportation

        (21.5)

-61%

0.1%

Textile product mills

        (21.1)

-19%

0.1%

Electrical equipment and appliances

        (20.8)

-5%

0.1%

Scientific research and development services

        (20.1)

-3%

0.1%

Textile mills

        (19.5)

-19%

0.1%

Publishing industries, except Internet

        (17.1)

-2%

0.1%

Specialized design services

        (15.3)

-11%

0.1%

Waste management and remediation services

        (13.1)

-3%

0.1%

Broadcasting, except Internet

        (12.0)

-5%

0.1%

Nondepository credit intermediation

        (12.0)

-2%

0.1%

Facilities support services

        (10.9)

-7%

0.1%

Activities related to credit intermediation

          (9.8)

-3%

0.0%

Depository credit intermediation

          (9.4)

-1%

0.0%

Emergency and other relief services

          (9.2)

-5%

0.0%

Petroleum and coal products

          (8.7)

-8%

0.0%

Paper and paper products

          (8.2)

-2%

0.0%

Electronic instruments

          (6.7)

-2%

0.0%

Data processing, hosting and related services

          (6.5)

-2%

0.0%

Coal mining

          (6.0)

-12%

0.0%

Water transportation

          (5.8)

-9%

0.0%

Other residential care facilities

          (5.6)

-3%

0.0%

Logging

          (5.0)

-9%

0.0%

Oil and gas extraction

          (4.8)

-3%

0.0%

Commercial banking

          (4.5)

0%

0.0%

Securities, commodity contracts, investments, and funds and trusts

          (4.4)

0%

0.0%

Insurance carriers and related activities

          (4.4)

0%

0.0%

State government, excluding education

          (4.3)

0%

0.0%

Utilities

          (3.3)

-1%

0.0%

Telecommunications

          (3.1)

0%

0.0%

Semiconductors and electronic components

          (2.5)

-1%

0.0%

Rail transportation

          (2.4)

-2%

0.0%

Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying

          (1.7)

-2%

0.0%

Pipeline transportation

          (0.9)

-2%

0.0%

Communications equipment

          (0.9)

-1%

0.0%

Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets

          (0.4)

-2%

0.0%

Miscellaneous computer and electronic products

          (0.3)

-1%

0.0%

Metal ore mining

          (0.2)

0%

0.0%

Monetary authorities – central bank

            0.1

1%

0.0%

U.S. Postal Service

            0.5

0%

0.0%

Other information services

            0.5

0%

0.0%

Federal, except U.S. Postal Service

            0.6

0%

0.0%

Computer and peripheral equipment

            0.8

0%

0.0%

Couriers and messengers

            1.8

0%

0.0%

General merchandise stores, including warehouse clubs and supercenters

          93.4

5%

-0.5%

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