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1960 Census of Population, Supplementary Reports: Employment Status, Weeks Worked, Occupation, and Industry for the Population of the United States: 1960

Report Number PC(S1)-17

The tables presented here are preprints of tables 82, 84, 85, 86, 89, 92, 119, 122-127, and 131 from Final Report PC(1)-1C, which contains additional summary information on the general social and economic characteristics of the population.

This report presents selected data on employment, unemployment, weeks worked, occupation, industry, and class of worker from the 1960 Census of Population. Similar statistics on these subjects, essentially for the country as a whole, are also collected by the Bureau of the Census in the Current Population Survey (CPS) and published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the Monthly Report on the Labor Force. The CPS material provides, primarily at the national level, selected figures each month on the basis of information collected from a sample of about 35,000 households.

The Population Census, on the other hand, provides detailed data for these subjects, including cross-classifications with other characteristics and separate figures for States, counties, metropolitan areas, cities, etc. For a number of reasons, there are differences between the Population Census and CPS figures for comparable items; the relationship between the two sets of statistics is discussed in the section on "Comparability with Current Population Survey.”

The PDF to the right contains the 20-page report.

A Note on Language

Census statistics date back to 1790 and reflect the growth and change of the United States. Past census reports contain some terms that today’s readers may consider obsolete and inappropriate. As part of our goal to be open and transparent with the public, we are improving access to all Census Bureau original publications and statistics, which serve as a guide to the nation's history.

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