ERIC Number: ED057171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
The Poughkeepsie Survey. A Report on Employment and Unemployment in a "Target Area" under the Model Cities Program.
Kuper, Irvin, Ed.
Located in the heart of the Mid-Hudson area, Poughkeepsie is in one of the fastest growing regions of New York State, but the city itself has grown very little in the last five decades. The local Model Cities agency has created a target area which includes most of the older part of the city. In July 1967, the population was 35,970. A total of 26,400 of these individuals were 16 years or older and about two-fifths lived in the target area. Around 3,400 or 30 percent of the residents of the older area were nonwhite. Labor force participation rates were higher for nonwhites than for whites, 69 and 55 percent, respectively. The unemployment rate for the Poughkeepsie labor area was 2.5 percent but was 11.6 percent in the target area. An estimate was also made for the underemployed which revealed that there were 2,300 additional people in the target area who were not able to find suitable work. Combined with the unemployment rate, this yielded a rate of 27.6 percent. (BC)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Dept. of Labor, Albany. Div. of Employment.
Identifiers: Model Cities Program; New York (Poughkeepsie)