The five major industry groups with suicide rates higher than the study population by sex included 1) Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction.
2) Construction
3) Other Services (e.g., automotive repair)
4) Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Hunting
5) Transportation and Warehousing

Suicide among the U.S. working-age population (ages 16–64 years) is increasing; in 2017, nearly 38,000 persons died by suicide.

What can we do?

Opportunities exist for targeted prevention. CDC’s Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practices provides strategies to prevent suicide and can serve as a resource for communities and employers.

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