Data Dictionary: Census 1970
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Survey: Census 1970
Data Source: Social Explorer & U.S. Census Bureau
Table: T52. Labor Force For Population 16 Years And Over [3]
Universe: Population In Labor Force 16 Years And Over
Table Details
T52. Labor Force For Population 16 Years And Over
Universe: Population In Labor Force 16 Years And Over
Variable Label
T052_001
T052_002
T052_003
Relevant Documentation:
Excerpt from: Social Explorer; U.S. Census Bureau; 1970 Census Users’ Guide; U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., 1970.
 
Labor force status
Ascertained for persons 14 years of age and over as of the calendar week prior to data of enumeration (reference week). In 1970, most labor force tabulations will be presented for persons 16 years and over.

Labor force
Includes persons classified as employed or unemployed plus members of the Armed Forces.

Civilian labor force
All persons employed or unemployed, excluding members of the Armed Forces.

Experienced civilian labor force
Employed plus experienced unemployed.

Not in labor force
All persons 14 and not classified as members of the labor force, including persons doing only incidental unpaid work on a family farm or business (less than 15 hours during the reference week). Most of the persons in this category are students, housewives, retired workers, seasonal workers enumerated in an off season who are not looking for work, inmates of institutions, or persons who cannot work because of long-term physical or mental illness or disability.

Labor reserve
Persons classified as not in the labor force during the reference week, but who indicated in reply to the question on year last worked that they did work within the ten-year period preceding the census.