ERIC Number: ED094157
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: N/A
Women Workers in Regional Areas and in Large States and Metropolitan Areas, 1971.
Employment Standards Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Women's Bureau.
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics has been summarized on labor force participation and unemployment rates in 1971, of women 16 years of age and over, in the various census regions of the United States and in 10 large States and 20 large Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas (SMSA's); separate data also have been summarized for women of minority races. Women 16 years of age and over who were in the labor force in an average month in 1971 represented 43 percent of all women of that age range in the population and 38 percent of the total work force in the United States. More than half of all women workers in 1971 were in the 10 large States for which data are given (California--3.2 million; New York--2.9 million). Three SMSA's with more than a million women workers were New York City, Los Angeles-Long Beach, and Chicago. Proportionately more women of minority races than white women are workers; about half of all minority women workers were in the South in 1971. The unemployment rate for the country as a whole was 10.9 percent for minority women and 6.3 percent for white women; the gap between the unemployment rates for minority and white women was narrowest in the West and widest in the North Central States. (EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Employment Standards Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Women's Bureau.