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Table: T42. Employment Status By Sex (Population 14 and Over) [25]
Universe: Age 14 and Over Population
Table Details
T42. Employment Status By Sex (Population 14 and Over)
Universe: Age 14 and Over Population
Variable Label
T042_001
T042_002
T042_003
T042_004
T042_005
T042_006
T042_007
T042_008
T042_009
T042_010
T042_011
T042_012
T042_013
T042_014
T042_015
T042_016
T042_017
T042_018
T042_019
T042_020
T042_021
T042_022
T042_023
T042_024
T042_025
Relevant Documentation:
Employment status
On the basis of their employment status or activity during the week of March 24 to 30, 1940, all persons 14 years old and over were classified into two large groups: (a) Persons in the labor force, including those employed (at work or with a job, except on public emergency work), those on public emergency work, and those seeking work; and (b) persons not in the labor force, including those engaged in own home housework, those in school, those unable to work, inmates of institutions, other persons not in the labor force, and those whose employment status was not reported.
In the interpretation of the data for persons on public emergency work, allowance must be made for the misclassification in the census returns of some public emergency workers, as a result of which the number of such workers is considerably understated.