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Resources by Topic: Employment and unemployment

Employment Has Grown Faster in Metropolitan Than Nonmetro Counties Since the Great Recession
Line chart showing metropolitan and nonmetro employment growth from 2007 through 2019.
Date: 11/2019
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Rural America at a Glance, 2019 Edition
Provides an overview of social and economic factors affecting rural America, with a focus on trends impacting rural areas after the end of the 2009 recession. Includes data on population, employment and labor force participation, poverty, and income.
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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The Older Population in Rural America: 2012-2016
Describes the rural older population, those 65 years and older, compared to urban older adults. Includes rural-urban data on population size for the nation, by region, and by state. Also covers demographic, social, and economic characteristics, age distribution, and sex ratio by age. Some data is available by level of rurality for mostly urban, mostly rural, and completely rural counties.
Author(s): Amy Symens Smith, Edward Trevelyan
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Select Maps on the Population 65 and Older in the United States by County: 2013-2017
Collection of maps showing county-level data on adults age 65 and older, with a focus on disability. Includes maps showing disability combined with living alone, widowhood, poverty status, and labor force participation.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Understanding the Intersection of Medicaid and Work: What Does the Data Say?
Provides analysis on Medicaid enrollees and work requirements. Examines policy implications of work requirements, and explores barriers to work and reporting requirements. Table 1 includes statistics describing nonelderly adult Medicaid enrollees work status in 2017 by race/ethnicity, education, family type, family work status, and metro/nonmetro residence.
Author(s): Rachel Garfield, Robin Rudowitz, Kendal Orgera, Anthony Damico
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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U.S. Unemployment Rates, Metro and Nonmetro Areas, 2007-18
Line chart showing metropolitan and nonmetropolitan unemployment rates by year.
Date: 07/2019
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Employment Change in Nonmetro Counties, 2017-18
Map showing nonmetropolitan counties with employment growth in 2017-2018 and counties where employment did not grow or declined.
Date: 07/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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U.S. Wage and Salary Employment (Number of Jobs), Metro and Nonmetro Areas, 2007-17
Line chart showing the percent change in number of jobs for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas by year.
Date: 07/2019
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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U.S. Labor Force Participation Rates, Metro and Nonmetro Areas, 2008-17
Two side-by-side line charts showing metropolitan and nonmetropolitan labor force participation for adults age 16 and older and for prime age adults, age 25 to 54.
Date: 07/2019
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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U.S. Employment-to-Population Ratios, Metro and Nonmetro Areas, 2008-17
Line chart comparing metropolitan and nonmetropolitan employment-to-population ratios by year.
Date: 07/2019
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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