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ERIC Number: ED212446
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
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The Nonmetro Labor Force in the Seventies.
Schaub, James D.
The report identifies structural changes and trends in the composition of the nonmetro labor force between 1973 and 1979; evaluates the labor force performance by race, sex, and age; and suggests underlying causes of the major changes and the likelihood of particular trends continuing into the eighties. Tabular data indicate that: (1) metro and nonmetro areas experienced similar employment growth rates between 1973 and 1979, but nonmetro residents continued to have lower labor force participation rates; (2) nonmetro employment growth was concentrated in nonteaching, white-collar professional and technical occupations, white-collar clerical jobs, blue-collar craft jobs, and service occupations; (3) the proportion of women who worked increased dramatically, raising their share of total employment to almost 42%, but nonmetro women did not share equally in this change; (4) in both metro and nonmetro areas, black and other minority populations showed little improvement in their labor force status, with their unemployment rate remaining about double that for whites; (5) nonmetro teens increased their labor force participation rate, with white women accounting for four-fifths of nonmetro teen employment growth; and (6) older nonmetro residents had low unemployment rates and maintained a higher labor force participation rate than their metro counterparts. (NEC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC. Economic Development Div.