Data Dictionary: Census 1980
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Survey: Census 1980
Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Table: T69. Sex for Persons 16+ With Unemployment in 1979 [3]
Universe: Persons 16 Years And Over With Unemployment
Table Details
T69. Sex for Persons 16+ With Unemployment in 1979
Universe: Persons 16 Years And Over With Unemployment
Variable Label
T069_001
T069_002
T069_003
Relevant Documentation:
Excerpt from: Social Explorer; U.S. Census Bureau; Census of Population and Housing, 1980: Summary Tape File 3 [machine-readable data file] / conducted By the U.S. Bureau of the Census. Washington: Bureau of the Census [producer and distributor], 1982.
 
Sex
Ascertained on a complete-count basis.

Historical comparability
A question on the sex of individuals has been asked of the total population in every census.

Excerpt from: Social Explorer; U.S. Census Bureau; Census of Population and Housing, 1980: Summary Tape File 3 [machine-readable data file] / conducted By the U.S. Bureau of the Census. Washington: Bureau of the Census [producer and distributor], 1982.
 
With unemployment in 1979
Persons who looked for work or were on layoff from a job during at least one seek in 1979 in which they did not work. (Note that the question on unemployment in 1979 did not inquire whether the person was available to accept a job.)

Note that the number of persons who worked in 1979 and the number with unemployment in 1979 add to more than the number of persons in the labor force in 1979, since many of the persons with unemployment also worked at one time or another in 1979.