Labor force

The proportion of the working-age population in the labor force increased from 1980 to 2000 in the neighborhood and citywide. In 2000 more people in general were in the labor force — that means they had jobs, were looking for work or were in the armed forces. But the neighborhood's proportion was higher than the city's, and it increased more between 1980 and 2000.

More people in Cooper were employed in 2000 than in 1990, and the unemployment rate went down from 4 percent to 2.3 percent. The rate decreased more in the neighborhood than in the city, where unemployment stood at 5.8 percent in 2000. Furthermore, the unemployment rate in the neighborhood declined below its 1980 figure, while the unemployment rate in the city stayed above that year's level.

Last updated Sep 27, 2011



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