42.4% unemployed in Lamar County in 2017


42.4 percent of Lamar County residents between 16 and 65 years old were unemployed in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The percentage of unemployed residents was greater than the statewide total of 35.4 percent for this demographic group. In 2017 the total Lamar County population reached 38,914.

Out of 22,429 people who had a job, 36 were employed in the Armed Forces and 22,393 belonged to the civilian labor force.

The total unemployment numbers include residents of all ages who are not working.

Employment status in Lamar County for 2017
Employment status
Number of people
Percentage of population
Not employed
16,485
42.4
Employed
22,429
57.6
Employed in civilian labor force
22,393
57.5
Employed in armed forces
36
0.09

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