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Resources by Topic: Employment and unemployment

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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Economic Contributions of Oregon's Community Hospitals
Examines the economic impact of members of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems. Includes a section on rural member hospitals and compares growth in rural healthcare employment to other sectors for 2004-2016.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
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SNAP Redemptions Contributed to Employment During the Great Recession
Discusses rural and urban Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation and benefits paid during the Great Recession due to poverty and unemployment, particularly in high-poverty rural regions. Includes a map showing per capita SNAP redemptions by county for 2010. Examines the impact of SNAP redemptions on county employment during the recession for rural and urban counties.
Author(s): John Pender, Young Jo
Citation: Amber Waves
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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The Impacts of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Redemptions on County-Level Employment
Examines the impact of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) redemptions on employment for nonmetropolitan and metropolitan counties for 2001-2014. Discusses differences before, during, and after the Great Recession. Includes a map showing per capita SNAP redemptions by county for 2010.
Additional links: Report Summary
Author(s): John Pender, Young Jo, Jessica E. Todd, Cristina Miller
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Rural Pulse 2019: Rural/Urban Findings - March 2019
Results of a survey of 1,560 Minnesota residents, exploring their views on issues including access to healthcare, behavioral health services, public transportation, and elder care, and how well these issues are being addressed at the state and local levels. Features statistics including demographics with breakdowns by urban and rural residence, and survey responses with breakdowns by 6 Minnesota regions.
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Blandin Foundation
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Disability in America: Maps of Disability and Employment
Displays the employment and unemployment rates among adults 18 to 64 years old with disability, and the rate of adults with a disability who are out of the labor force, on the county-level using data from the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Includes maps using previous ACS data.
Date: 01/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities
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Employment Disparity Grows for Rural Americans with Disability
Fact sheet showing changes in employment rates for people with and without disabilities in the 9 geographic divisions of the United States, using the American Community Survey 5-year estimates. Features breakdowns by metropolitan, micropolitan, and non-core counties.
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Montana Rural Institute: A Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
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