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1960 Census of Population: Subject Reports: Labor Reserve

Report Number PC(2)-6C

Age, Education, Occupation, and Other Characteristics of Former Members of the Labor Force

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)-6C, presents detailed national statistics on various social and economic characteristics of members of the labor reserve. The labor reserve is defined here as consisting of persons who have had work experience within the past 10 years--any time between 1950 and 1960--and were neither employed nor unemployed at the time of the census. These statistics are based on a 5-percent sample of the population.

To describe the demographic and social characteristics of members of the labor reserve, data are presented on such personal characteristics as age, color, sex, residence in 1955, school enrollment, educational attainment, marital status, household relationship, the number and age of own children, and the number of children ever born to women ever married.

To describe the labor reserve as a potential manpower resource and to present an inventory of skills, data relating to most recent work experience are shown for occupation, industry, class of worker, and year last worked.

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

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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