According to the CDC, suicide rates are significantly higher in five major industry groups:
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction (males)
Other Services (e.g., automotive repair) (males)
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Hunting (males)
Transportation and Warehousing (males and females).
Active-duty military and veterans also experience elevated risk. Data shows that veterans often experience greater mental health needs at a higher incidence than the general population. One in five veterans of Iraq or Afghanistan conflict have major depression or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and one in four show signs of substance-use disorders, all of which are risk factors for suicide. From 2008 to 2018, there were over 6,000 veterans that died by suicide per year.
Read this article about suicide deaths amongst farmers or watch this video about suicide in the military.