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1970 Census of Population, Subject Reports: Persons Not Employed

Report Number PC(2)-6B

This report presents detailed statistics for the United States on various demographic, social, and economic characteristics of "persons not employed." This category includes persons 16 years old and over who were classified as either unemployed or not in the labor force.The statistics are based on the 1970 Census of Population.

The text consists of an introduction and Appendices A through E, which appear after the tables.

Content of the Tables

  • Tables 1-10 – persons not in the labor force by social and economic characteristics
    • Tables 1, 5, and 6 also include data on employed or unemployed persons or both.
  • Tables 11-20 – previous occupation of the labor reserve
  • Table 21 – previous industry of the labor reserve
  • Tables 22-23 – occupation and education of the experienced unemployed


  • Appendix A. General Information Concerning the Data
  • Appendix B. Area Classifications
  • Appendix C. Definitions and Explanations of Subject Characteristics
  • Appendix D. Accuracy of the Data
  • Appendix E. Publication and Computer Summary Tape Program

Sample size. All statistics in this report are based on the 5-percent sample adjusted to represent the total population (see "Data Collection Procedures" in Appendix A).

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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