United States Economic Statistics

United States

     

    Number

    Percent

         
    EMPLOYMENT STATUS
    Population 16 years and over 217,168,077 100.0
    In labor force 138,820,935 63.9
    Civilian labor force
    137,668,798 63.4
    Employed
    129,721,512 59.7
    Unemployed
    7,947,286 3.7
    Percent of civilian labor force
    5.8 (X)
    Armed Forces
    1,152,137 0.5
    Not in labor force 78,347,142 36.1
         
    Females 16 years and over 112,185,795 100.0
    In labor force 64,547,732 57.5
    Civilian labor force
    64,383,493 57.4
    Employed
    60,630,069 54.0
         
    Own children under 6 years 21,833,613 100.0
    All parents in family in labor force 12,787,501 58.6
         
    COMMUTING TO WORK
    Workers 16 years and over 128,279,228 100.0
    Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 97,102,050 75.7
    Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 15,634,051 12.2
    Public transportation (including taxicab) 6,067,703 4.7
    Walked 3,758,982 2.9
    Other means 1,532,219 1.2
    Worked at home 4,184,223 3.3
    Mean travel time to work (minutes) 25.5 (X)
         
    Employed civilian population 16 years and over 129,721,512 100.0
    OCCUPATION
    Management, professional, and related occupations 43,646,731 33.6
    Service occupations 19,276,947 14.9
    Sales and office occupations 34,621,390 26.7
    Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 951,810 0.7
    Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 12,256,138 9.4
    Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 18,968,496 14.6
         
    INDUSTRY
    Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 2,426,053 1.9
    Construction 8,801,507 6.8
    Manufacturing 18,286,005 14.1
    Wholesale trade 4,666,757 3.6
    Retail trade 15,221,716 11.7
    Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 6,740,102 5.2
    Information 3,996,564 3.1
    Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 8,934,972 6.9
    Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 12,061,865 9.3
    Educational, health and social services 25,843,029 19.9
    Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 10,210,295 7.9
    Other services (except public administration) 6,320,632 4.9
    Public administration 6,212,015 4.8
         
    CLASS OF WORKER
    Private wage and salary workers 101,794,361 78.5
    Government workers 18,923,353 14.6
    Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 8,603,761 6.6
    Unpaid family workers 400,037 0.3
         
    INCOME IN 1999
    Households 105,539,122 100.0
    Less than $10,000 10,067,027 9.5
    $10,000 to $14,999 6,657,228 6.3
    $15,000 to $24,999 13,536,965 12.8
    $25,000 to $34,999 13,519,242 12.8
    $35,000 to $49,999 17,446,272 16.5
    $50,000 to $74,999 20,540,604 19.5
    $75,000 to $99,999 10,799,245 10.2
    $100,000 to $149,999 8,147,826 7.7
    $150,000 to $199,999 2,322,038 2.2
    $200,000 or more 2,502,675 2.4
    Median household income (dollars) 41,994 (X)
         
    With earnings 84,962,743 80.5
    Mean earnings (dollars)
    56,604 (X)
    With Social Security income 27,084,417 25.7
    Mean Social Security income (dollars)
    11,320 (X)
    With Supplemental Security Income 4,615,885 4.4
    Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)
    6,320 (X)
    With public assistance income 3,629,732 3.4
    Mean public assistance income (dollars)
    3,032 (X)
    With retirement income 17,659,058 16.7
    Mean retirement income (dollars)
    17,376 (X)
         
    Families 72,261,780 100.0
    Less than $10,000 4,155,386 5.8
    $10,000 to $14,999 3,115,586 4.3
    $15,000 to $24,999 7,757,397 10.7
    $25,000 to $34,999 8,684,429 12.0
    $35,000 to $49,999 12,377,108 17.1
    $50,000 to $74,999 16,130,100 22.3
    $75,000 to $99,999 9,009,327 12.5
    $100,000 to $149,999 6,936,210 9.6
    $150,000 to $199,999 1,983,673 2.7
    $200,000 or more 2,112,564 2.9
    Median family income (dollars) 50,046 (X)
         
    Per capita income (dollars) 21,587 (X)

    Median earnings (dollars):

       
    Male full-time, year-round workers 37,057 (X)
    Female full-time, year-round workers 27,194 (X)
         
    POVERTY STATUS IN 1999 (below poverty level)
    Families 6,620,945 (X)
    Percent below poverty level
    (X) 9.2
    With related children under 18 years 5,155,866 (X)
    Percent below poverty level
    (X) 13.6
    With related children under 5 years
    2,562,263 (X)
    Percent below poverty level
    (X) 17.0
         
    Families with female householder, no husband present 3,315,916 (X)
    Percent below poverty level
    (X) 26.5
    With related children under 18 years 2,940,459 (X)
    Percent below poverty level
    (X) 34.3
    With related children under 5 years
    1,401,493 (X)
    Percent below poverty level
    (X) 46.4
         
    Individuals 33,899,812 (X)
    Percent below poverty level
    (X) 12.4
    18 years and over 22,152,954 (X)
    Percent below poverty level
    (X) 10.9
    65 years and over
    3,287,774 (X)
    Percent below poverty level
    (X) 9.9
    Related children under 18 years 11,386,031 (X)
    Percent below poverty level
    (X) 16.1
    Related children 5 to 17 years
    7,974,006 (X)
    Percent below poverty level
    (X) 15.4
    Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 10,721,935 (X)
    Percent below poverty level
    (X) 22.7
    (X) Not applicable.



    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P30, P32, P33, P43, P46, P49, P50, P51, P52, P53, P58, P62, P63, P64, P65, P67, P71, P72, P73, P74, P76, P77, P82, P87, P90, PCT47, PCT52, and PCT53
     

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