July 24, 2002
The proportion of the population with jobs was the highest in the Midwest in 2000.
Among Midwesterners, 67.4 percent of the population was employed on average in 2000. The percentages for the other three regions were clustered within a narrow range: 64.7 percent of those in the West were employed, 63.4 percent in the South, and 62.8 percent in the Northeast.
In the nation as a whole, 64.5 percent of the population had jobs.
These data on employment are a product of the Current Population Survey. Additional information is available from Geographic Profile of Employment and Unemployment, 2000 (PDF 994K) (BLS Bulletin 2550).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Regional variation in employment on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2002/jul/wk4/art03.htm (visited October 04, 2015).
New estimates of personal taxes in Consumer Expenditure Survey
In 2013, the Consumer Expenditure Survey improved its personal tax data.
Trends in long-term unemployment
Long-term unemployment reached historically high levels following the recession of 2007–2009.
Housing: before, during, and after the Great Recession
looks at consumer expenditures on household items, employment in residential construction, prices for household items, and injuries in occupations involved in building and maintaining our homes.