Regional variation in employment
July 24, 2002
The proportion of the population with jobs was the highest in the Midwest in 2000.
Among Midwesterners, 67.4 percent of the population was employed on average in 2000. The percentages for the other three regions were clustered within a narrow range: 64.7 percent of those in the West were employed, 63.4 percent in the South, and 62.8 percent in the Northeast.
In the nation as a whole, 64.5 percent of the population had jobs.
These data on employment are a product of the Current Population Survey. Additional information is available from Geographic Profile of Employment and Unemployment, 2000 (PDF 994K) (BLS Bulletin 2550).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Regional variation in employment on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2002/jul/wk4/art03.htm (visited December 17, 2014).
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