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The Employment datasets are reported once per year by the United States Census. The data reflect the number of people employed who are 16 years old. The dataset is available to download through the Urban SDK Data Hub for the years 2015 - 2020. The data has been aggregated to the census tract.
Census Employment Definition
The Census Bureau surveys measure the state of the nation's workforce.
Employment statistics provide important information about the state of the nation’s workforce, measuring changes in employment rates and unemployment rates can provide information on socio-economic trends and help predict future standing.
Census Employment Categories
Civilian Labor Force
Civilian Labor Force Employed
Civilian Labor Force Unemployed
In Labor Force
Not in Labor Force
Census Employment Parameters: Census.gov
Census Employment Schema
The dataset is available in JSON, Shapefile, GEOJSON, and CSV file types.
14-digit code relating the data to the correct geolocation
The unique identifier provided by the US Census for each census tract
Type of employment
Civilian Labor Force
Total count of persons
Number of persons fitting within survey criteria
Year data was collected
Name of the county that the census tract resides in
Name of the state that the census tract resides in
The GIS information required for the computer to read the mapping file
MULTILINESTRING ((-81.59791 30.24124, -81.59801 30.24135))
The “GEO.ID” field contains 14-digit codes that identify the summary level of data, the geographic component of the data, and FIPS codes that uniquely identify the data. For example, the 14-digit “GEO.ID” for Harris County, TX is “0500000US48201” where “050” represents the summary level of the data, “0000” represents the 2-digit geographic variant, and the 2-digit geographic component, “US” represents the United States, “48” represents the state of Texas and “201” represents Harris County.