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1960 Census of Population: Subject Reports: Employment Status and Work Experience

Report Number PC(2)-6A

Statistics on the Relation Between Employment and Social and Economic Characteristics

The final reports of the 1960 Population Census are arranged in three volumes and a joint Population-Housing series of census tract reports. Volume II (Series PC(2) reports) are Subject Reports. Each report concentrates on a particular subject. Detailed information and cross-relationships are generally provided on a national and regional level. In a few reports, data for States or standard metropolitan statistical areas are also shown.

This report, designated as PC(2)-6A, presents detailed national statistics on employment status in 1960 and work experience in 1959 in relation to various social and economic characteristics. The statistics in this report are based on a 5-percent sample of the population.

To describe the demographic and social composition of the labor force, data on such personal characteristics as age, race, nativity and parentage, marital status, household relationship, school enrollment, number and age of related children, number of children ever borne by women ever married, and residence in 1955 are cross-classified by employment status and number of weeks worked in 1959. Also presented are statistics on the characteristics of families, such as number of family members in the labor force by income of head, and type and size of family. Most of these data are shown by urban and rural residence.

In addition to describing the labor force participation of various groups in the population, both during a calendar week and over the course of a year (1959), this report provides a basis for analyzing many of the factors affecting labor force growth.

The PDF to the right contains the Title Page, Preface, Acknowledgments, Final Reports (list) and Contents.

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.

Page Last Revised - October 8, 2021
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