Employment Status in the Midwest (Region)

Employment Status#1

Percentage of population aged 25 to 64 years old.
Scope: population of the United States and the Midwest
Midwest
United States
0%10%20%30%40%50%60%CountArmed ForcesEmployed1UnemployedOther20.165238%0.399347%0.165238%0.2%88,84788.8k60.459320%58.423796%60.459320%60.5%32,508,35332.5M4.377237%4.660351%4.377237%4.4%2,353,5952.35M34.998205%36.516507%34.998205%35.0%18,818,17418.8M

Employment Status By Sex#2

Percentage of male and female population aged 25 to 64 years old.
Scope: population of the United States and the Midwest
Midwest
United States
50%0%50%FMArmed ForcesEmployed1UnemployedOther2-0.047300%-0.047300%-0.047300%0.0%0.047300%0.241527%0.047300%0.241527%0.288827%0.3%13,01413.0k75,83375.8k-56.655422%-56.655422%-56.655422%56.7%56.655422%7.790052%56.655422%7.790052%64.445473%64.4%15,587,87315.6M16,920,48016.9M-3.863540%-3.863540%-3.863540%3.9%3.863540%1.052006%3.863540%1.052006%4.915546%4.9%1,062,9941.06M1,290,6011.29M-30.350154%-9.083584%-30.350154%-9.083584%-39.433738%39.4%30.350154%30.350154%30.350154%30.4%10,849,59010.8M7,968,5847.97M

Employment Status by Age#3

Employment status composition of the given age cohorts.
Scope: population of the Midwest
Armed Forces
Employed
Unemployed
Not in Labor Force
75+70-7465-6962-6460-6155-5945-5435-4430-3425-2922-2420-2116-190.000000%5.996827%0.206653%93.796520%94%266,102266k0.000000%16.627446%17%0.595673%82.776881%83%391,015391k0.000000%29.824128%30%1.176649%68.999223%69%971,005971k0.000000%48.785070%49%1.877563%49.337366%49%1,163,5011.16M0.000683%61.703214%62%2.787927%35.508177%36%1,084,2511.08M0.009400%70.572744%71%3.397050%26.020807%26%3,341,4973.34M0.065469%77.931416%78%4.108160%17.894955%18%7,226,7537.23M0.205463%79.274135%79%4.675329%15.845072%16%6,596,2406.60M0.287938%78.489976%78%5.364472%15.857614%16%3,463,1483.46M0.409191%77.638458%78%6.405335%6%15.547016%16%3,456,3373.46M0.485787%72.335421%72%8.376339%8%18.802452%19%2,036,5902.04M0.563953%63.341251%63%9.450778%9%26.644018%27%1,273,6781.27M0.263494%35.908850%36%8.906235%9%54.921421%55%1,327,0831.33M0%20%40%60%80%100%Count

Employment by Sex and Age#4

Percentage of population employed by sex and age cohort.
Scope: population of the Midwest
Female
Male
0%20%40%60%80%100%FM75+70-7465-6962-6460-6155-5945-5435-4430-3425-2922-2420-2116-194.235%4.23%8.682%8.68%13.890%13.9%19.824%19.8%26.600%26.6%33.349%33.3%45.290%45.3%52.494%52.5%57.785%57.8%65.780%65.8%67.190%67.2%74.135%74.1%74.435%74.4%81.624%81.6%74.440%74.4%84.508%84.5%73.860%73.9%83.646%83.6%75.378%75.4%80.639%80.6%73.024%73.0%72.628%72.6%65.753%65.8%62.133%62.1%38.741%38.7%33.723%33.7%

Employment Sex Ratio by Age#5

Percentage more males or females employed by age cohort.
Scope: population of the United States and the Midwest
More Females More Males
United States
Midwest
0%10%20%30%40%M:FFM75+70-7465-6962-6460-6155-5945-5435-4430-3425-2922-2420-2116-1934.513087%41.016468%34.513087%34.5%1.3451.35113,470113k152,632153k22.230747%27.081090%22.230747%22.2%1.2221.22175,950176k215,065215k14.667863%15.815003%14.667863%14.7%1.1471.15452,329452k518,676519k9.217239%8.933597%9.217239%9.2%1.0921.09556,121556k607,380607k9.442633%9.273799%9.442633%9.4%1.0941.09517,684518k566,567567k5.344871%6.810799%5.344871%5.3%1.0531.051,627,2611.63M1,714,2361.71M7.673313%9.942320%7.673313%7.7%1.0771.083,479,8663.48M3,746,8873.75M13.774678%16.373591%13.774678%13.8%1.1381.143,085,6043.09M3,510,6363.51M14.417025%17.677567%14.417025%14.4%1.1441.141,615,1461.62M1,848,0021.85M10.199841%12.932183%10.199841%10.2%1.1021.101,644,3101.64M1,812,0271.81M4.078586%6.899104%4.078586%4.1%1.0411.04997,944998k1,038,6461.04M-1.464706%-1.464706%1.5%3.680827%0.9860.99641,469641k632,209632k-9.533907%-6.213837%-9.533907%9.5%0.9130.91693,733694k633,350633k

Male Employment by Age#6

Percentage of male population employed by age cohort. Gray areas represent percentile bands from the regions.
Scope: population of the United States, the Midwest, and selected other regionses
Midwest
United States
Percentile:
0th - 100th
10th - 90th
20th - 80th
30th - 70th
40th - 60th
0%20%40%60%80%100%%75+70-7465-6962-6460-6155-5945-5435-4430-3425-2922-2420-2116-198.682%8.68%19.824%19.8%33.349%33.3%52.494%52.5%65.780%65.8%74.135%74.1%81.624%81.6%84.508%84.5%83.646%83.6%80.639%80.6%72.628%72.6%62.133%62.1%33.723%33.7%

Female Employment by Age#7

Percentage of female population employed by age cohort. Gray areas represent percentile bands from the regions.
Scope: population of the United States, the Midwest, and selected other regionses
Midwest
United States
Percentile:
0th - 100th
10th - 90th
20th - 80th
30th - 70th
40th - 60th
0%20%40%60%80%100%%75+70-7465-6962-6460-6155-5945-5435-4430-3425-2922-2420-2116-194.235%4.23%13.890%13.9%26.600%26.6%45.290%45.3%57.785%57.8%67.190%67.2%74.435%74.4%74.440%74.4%73.860%73.9%75.378%75.4%73.024%73.0%65.753%65.8%38.741%38.7%

Employment among the Married#8

Selected family employment structures as a percentage of all married couple households.
Scope: households in the United States and the Midwest
Midwest
United States
0%5%10%15%20%25%CountBoth Parents Work1Stay at Home Moms1Stay at Home Dads1Neither Parent WorksNeither Parent Wo…1Both Work, No Kids2Ladies Who Lunch2Gents Who Lunch2Neither Works, No KidsNeither Works, No …227.552961%26.355280%27.552961%27.6%3,500,2803.50M9.304985%11.360258%9.304985%9.3%1,182,0891.18M1.413818%1.562423%1.413818%1.4%179,609180k0.572639%0.683291%0.572639%0.6%72,74772.7k27.302320%25.569630%27.302320%27.3%3,468,4393.47M10.170598%10.956809%10.170598%10.2%1,292,0551.29M6.494572%6.351691%6.494572%6.5%825,059825k17.188107%17.160618%17.188107%17.2%2,183,5472.18M

Employment among the Married With Children#9

Selected employment arrangements as a percentage of married couples with children under 18 present in the house.
Scope: households in the United States and the Midwest
Midwest
United States
0%20%40%60%CountBoth WorkStay at Home MomsStay at Home DadsNeither Work70.931612%65.952090%70.931612%70.9%3,500,2803.50M23.954506%28.428183%23.954506%24.0%1,182,0891.18M3.639696%3.909845%3.639696%3.6%179,609180k1.474185%1.709883%1.474185%1.5%72,74772.7k

Employment among the Married Without Children#10

Selected employment arrangements as a percentage of married couples without children under 18 present in the house.
Scope: households in the United States and the Midwest
Midwest
United States
0%10%20%30%40%CountBoth WorkLadies Who LunchGents Who LunchNeither Work44.644026%42.588545%44.644026%44.6%3,468,4393.47M16.630691%18.249563%16.630691%16.6%1,292,0551.29M10.619750%10.579320%10.619750%10.6%825,059825k28.105533%28.582572%28.105533%28.1%2,183,5472.18M

Employment by Educational Attainment#11

Percentage of population that is employed by highest level of educational attainment among the population aged 25 to 64 years old.
Scope: population of the United States and the Midwest
Midwest
United States
0%20%40%60%80%CountBachelor's Degree1Some College2H.S. Diploma3No H.S. Diploma384.953817%83.226008%84.953817%85.0%9,287,1709.29M76.504337%74.180718%76.504337%76.5%8,786,4948.79M68.537851%66.788302%68.537851%68.5%6,689,6396.69M50.788350%53.682838%50.788350%50.8%1,568,4241.57M

The Non-Working by Race#12

Percentage of each ethno-racial group's population 16 to 64 years of age that is either unemployed or not in the labor force.
Scope: population of the United States and the Midwest
Female Male
United States
Midwest
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40%20%0%20%40%%BlackMixedOtherAsianHispanic1White-39.951887%-37.862075%-39.951887%40.0%39.951887%6.645863%37.862075%4.463707%46.597750%46.6%43.150%43.2%-38.968922%-36.128555%-3.517674%-38.968922%39.0%38.968922%0.476376%36.128555%39.445298%39.4%39.205%39.2%-26.981569%-15.405695%-27.869601%-15.010322%-42.387263%42.4%26.981569%27.869601%26.981569%27.0%34.255%34.3%-24.916735%-14.785111%-24.954644%-13.027025%-39.701846%39.7%24.916735%24.954644%24.916735%24.9%32.563%32.6%-24.720282%-14.444064%-26.161197%-15.426843%-39.164346%39.2%24.720282%26.161197%24.720282%24.7%31.674%31.7%-23.421890%-6.208043%-25.133162%-7.811371%-29.629933%29.6%23.421890%25.133162%23.421890%23.4%26.519%26.5%

Unemployment by Race#13

Percentage unemployed of each ethno-racial group's population 16 to 64 years of age.
Scope: population of the United States and the Midwest
Female Male
United States
Midwest
Shaded bar tips show excess over facing bar.
10%5%0%5%10%%BlackMixedOtherHispanic1WhiteAsian-10.560792%-8.765765%-10.560792%10.6%10.560792%1.425466%8.765765%1.133306%11.986257%12.0%11.247%11.2%-7.438736%-7.020561%-7.438736%7.4%7.438736%1.645680%7.020561%1.131800%9.084416%9.1%8.255%8.25%-7.111233%-6.988092%-0.118912%-7.111233%7.1%7.111233%0.061857%6.988092%7.173090%7.2%7.144%7.14%-5.958831%-5.825146%-5.958831%6.0%5.958831%0.553659%5.825146%0.212717%6.512491%6.5%6.246%6.25%-3.725945%-4.033020%-3.725945%3.7%3.725945%1.086621%4.033020%1.031386%4.812565%4.8%4.270%4.27%-3.786172%-3.900544%-3.786172%3.8%3.786172%0.094312%3.900544%0.501611%3.880485%3.9%3.832%3.83%

Armed Forces by Race#14

Percentage of each ethno-racial group's population 16 to 64 years of age in the armed forces.
Scope: population of the United States and the Midwest
Female Male
United States
Midwest
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0.0%0.5%1.0%%MixedHispanic1BlackOtherWhiteAsian-0.144107%-0.300625%-0.144107%0.14%0.144107%0.466657%0.300625%1.086130%0.610764%0.61%0.376%0.38%-0.146294%-0.129147%-0.146294%0.15%0.146294%0.371206%0.129147%0.591307%0.517500%0.52%0.339%0.34%-0.092348%-0.207069%-0.092348%0.09%0.092348%0.286348%0.207069%0.646166%0.378696%0.38%0.230%0.23%-0.096524%-0.115488%-0.096524%0.10%0.096524%0.247235%0.115488%0.440031%0.343760%0.34%0.227%0.23%-0.047073%-0.116401%-0.047073%0.05%0.047073%0.281887%0.116401%0.788752%0.328960%0.33%0.188%0.19%-0.045241%-0.088363%-0.045241%0.05%0.045241%0.231309%0.088363%0.426721%0.276550%0.28%0.157%0.16%

Employment by Race#15

Percentage employed of each ethno-racial group's population 16 to 64 years of age.
Scope: population of the United States and the Midwest
Female Male
United States
Midwest
Shaded bar tips show excess over facing bar.
60%40%20%0%20%40%60%%WhiteHispanic1AsianOtherMixedBlack-70.370067%-67.055467%-70.370067%70.4%70.370067%6.208043%67.055467%7.811371%76.578110%76.6%73.481%73.5%-60.835654%-58.411960%-60.835654%60.8%60.835654%14.444064%58.411960%15.426843%75.279718%75.3%68.326%68.3%-60.298154%-62.018331%-60.298154%60.3%60.298154%14.785111%62.018331%13.027025%75.083265%75.1%67.437%67.4%-57.612737%-57.120077%-57.612737%57.6%57.612737%15.405695%57.120077%15.010322%73.018431%73.0%65.745%65.7%-60.554702%-0.476376%-60.353771%-61.031078%61.0%60.554702%60.353771%3.517674%60.554702%60.6%60.795%60.8%-53.402250%-6.645863%-57.674218%-4.463707%-60.048113%60.0%53.402250%57.674218%53.402250%53.4%56.850%56.8%

Map of Employment Status by State in the Midwest

Both Parents Work Employment Status by State#16

Percentage of married families with children under the age of 18 present in which both parents work outside the home (%):
25.0%26.3%27.6%28.8%30.1%31.5%

Stay at Home Moms Employment Status by State#17

Percentage of married families with children under the age of 18 present in which the husband works outside the home and the wife stays at home (%):
6.5%7.5%8.5%9.5%10.4%11.5%

Stay at Home Dads Employment Status by State#18

Percentage of married families with children under the age of 18 present in which the wife works outside the home and the husband stays at home (%):
1.02%1.16%1.28%1.41%1.54%1.67%

Neither Parent Works Employment Status by State#19

Percentage of married families with children under the age of 18 present in which neither parent works outside the home (%):
0.37%0.46%0.55%0.63%0.72%0.81%

Employed Working-Age Men Employment Status by State#20

Percentage of male population aged 35 to 44 years old that are employed
81.1%83.0%84.8%86.6%88.4%90.3%
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Map of Employment Status by County in the Midwest

Both Parents Work Employment Status by County#21

Percentage of married families with children under the age of 18 present in which both parents work outside the home (%):
8%15%22%29%36%44%

Stay at Home Moms Employment Status by County#22

Percentage of married families with children under the age of 18 present in which the husband works outside the home and the wife stays at home (%):
0%7%13%19%25%31%

Stay at Home Dads Employment Status by County#23

Percentage of married families with children under the age of 18 present in which the wife works outside the home and the husband stays at home (%):
0.0%1.5%3.0%4.4%5.9%7.4%

Neither Parent Works Employment Status by County#24

Percentage of married families with children under the age of 18 present in which neither parent works outside the home (%):
0.0%1.4%2.9%4.3%5.7%7.2%

Employed Working-Age Men Employment Status by County#25

Percentage of male population aged 35 to 44 years old that are employed
20%36%52%68%84%100%
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Employment Status by Place in the Midwest

There are 9,721 places in the Midwest. This section compares the 50 most populous of those to each other, the Midwest, and the United States. The least populous of the compared places has a population of 95,520.

Employed Working-Age Men by Place#30

Percentage of male population aged 35 to 44 years old that are employed.
Scope: population of the Midwest, selected places in the Midwest, and entities that contain the Midwest
0%20%40%60%80%Count#Overland ParkOlatheNapervilleAuroraSioux FallsElginAnn ArborMadisonColumbiaSterling HeightsSterling HtsLincolnFargoIndependenceJolietRochesterCedar RapidsMinneapolisOmahaDes MoinesKansas CityWichitaMidwestKansas CityDearbornSt. PaulUnited States of AmericaUnited StatesFort WayneChicagoColumbusDavenportSpringfieldIndianapolisWarrenKenoshaTopekaGreen BayMilwaukeeGrand RapidsSt. LouisPeoriaSouth BendLansingRockfordCincinnatiSpringfieldEvansvilleToledoAkronDaytonClevelandDetroitFlint93.627366%93.627366%93.6%10,78410.8k193.479924%93.479924%93.5%9,778293.110647%93.110647%93.1%8,920391.580287%91.580287%91.6%15,10815.1k489.616768%89.616768%89.6%10,21910.2k589.374454%89.374454%89.4%7,158689.300338%89.300338%89.3%5,016788.756525%88.756525%88.8%13,26213.3k888.663711%88.663711%88.7%5,600987.982401%87.982401%88.0%6,9991087.795961%87.795961%87.8%15,12915.1k1187.656994%87.656994%87.7%6,0721287.272456%87.272456%87.3%5,8491387.125723%87.125723%87.1%10,09710.1k1486.429366%86.429366%86.4%6,2161586.368701%86.368701%86.4%6,9761686.339842%86.339842%86.3%24,41024.4k1786.096143%86.096143%86.1%24,28624.3k1885.885290%85.885290%85.9%11,69511.7k1985.391377%85.391377%85.4%26,52026.5k2085.168183%85.168183%85.2%19,85119.9k2184.507990%84.507990%84.5%3,510,6363.51M84.492648%84.492648%84.5%8,1022284.050982%84.050982%84.1%4,8802383.979482%83.979482%84.0%15,55315.6k2483.826751%83.826751%83.8%16,918,49516.9M83.715425%83.715425%83.7%13,43813.4k2583.502988%83.502988%83.5%160,537161k2683.389400%83.389400%83.4%46,60346.6k2783.301466%83.301466%83.3%5,2282882.023792%82.023792%82.0%5,5852981.817673%81.817673%81.8%43,84243.8k3081.783681%81.783681%81.8%6,4653181.179690%81.179690%81.2%5,3403280.647875%80.647875%80.6%5,7513379.275686%79.275686%79.3%4,9693478.119364%78.119364%78.1%27,72327.7k3577.964562%77.964562%78.0%8,5803677.165002%77.165002%77.2%15,53115.5k3776.924252%76.924252%76.9%5,0373876.574394%76.574394%76.6%4,4263976.287206%76.287206%76.3%5,4084076.067678%76.067678%76.1%6,5194175.413111%75.413111%75.4%12,45912.5k4274.964516%74.964516%75.0%6,8664374.099067%74.099067%74.1%5,1614473.599363%73.599363%73.6%12,00712.0k4571.832579%71.832579%71.8%8,2554664.663494%64.663494%64.7%4,7564764.097134%64.097134%64.1%13,62013.6k4858.323492%58.323492%58.3%22,22322.2k4950.996906%50.996906%51.0%2,96750

Employment Status by Metro Area in the Midwest

There are 293 metro areas that are fully or partially contained within the Midwest (283 fully and 10 partially). This section compares the 50 most populous of those to each other, the Midwest, and the United States. The least populous of the compared metro areas has a population of 193,118.

Employed Working-Age Men by Metro Area#35

Percentage of male population aged 35 to 44 years old that are employed.
Scope: population of the Midwest, selected metro areas in the Midwest, and entities that contain the Midwest
0%20%40%60%80%Count#Appleton Metro AreaAppleton AreaSioux Falls Metro AreaSioux FallsDes Moines and West Des Moines Metro AreaDes MoinesFargo Metro AreaFargo AreaMinneapolis, St. Paul, and Bloomington Metro AreaMinneapolisMadison Metro AreaMadison AreaRochester Metro AreaRochesterOmaha and Council Bluffs Metro AreaOmaha AreaFayetteville, Springdale, and Rogers Metro AreaFayettevilleSt. Cloud Metro AreaSt. CloudLincoln Metro AreaLincoln AreaKansas City Metro AreaKansas CityChampaign and Urbana Metro AreaChampaignCedar Rapids Metro AreaCedar RapidsGrand Rapids and Wyoming Metro AreaGrand RapidsAnn Arbor Metro AreaAnn ArborFort Wayne Metro AreaFort WayneWichita Metro AreaWichita AreaElkhart and Goshen Metro AreaElkhart AreaChicago, Naperville, and Elgin Metro AreaChicago AreaMilwaukee, Waukesha, and West Allis Metro AreaMilwaukeeSpringfield Metro AreaSpringfieldGreen Bay Metro AreaGreen BayLafayette and West Lafayette Metro AreaLafayetteIndianapolis, Carmel, and Anderson Metro AreaIndianapolisSt. Louis Metro AreaSt. LouisColumbus Metro AreaColumbus AreaCincinnati Metro AreaCincinnatiCanton and Massillon Metro AreaCanton AreaMidwestTopeka Metro AreaTopeka AreaDavenport, Moline, and Rock Island Metro AreaDavenportUnited States of AmericaUnited StatesSouth Bend and Mishawaka Metro AreaSouth BendEvansville Metro AreaEvansvilleAkron Metro AreaAkron AreaSpringfield Metro AreaSpringfieldKalamazoo and Portage Metro AreaKalamazooPeoria Metro AreaPeoria AreaLouisville and Jefferson County Metro AreaLouisvilleCleveland and Elyria Metro AreaClevelandRacine Metro AreaRacine AreaRockford Metro AreaRockford AreaDetroit, Warren, and Dearborn Metro AreaDetroit AreaLansing and East Lansing Metro AreaLansing AreaDayton Metro AreaDayton AreaDuluth Metro AreaDuluth AreaToledo Metro AreaToledo AreaSaginaw Metro AreaSaginaw AreaYoungstown, Warren, and Boardman Metro AreaYoungstownFlint Metro AreaFlint AreaHuntington and Ashland Metro AreaHuntington91.482733%91.482733%91.5%13,80213.8k191.188179%91.188179%91.2%15,11915.1k290.976547%90.976547%91.0%38,13138.1k390.051146%90.051146%90.1%12,85312.9k489.959472%89.959472%90.0%207,541208k589.571558%89.571558%89.6%36,60736.6k689.482811%89.482811%89.5%11,86911.9k789.353891%89.353891%89.4%52,33152.3k888.937600%88.937600%88.9%30,43030.4k988.795913%88.795913%88.8%10,08110.1k1088.756534%88.756534%88.8%17,65917.7k1188.273045%88.273045%88.3%120,355120k1288.169695%88.169695%88.2%11,30611.3k1387.423767%87.423767%87.4%14,76514.8k1487.009548%87.009548%87.0%54,22054.2k1586.624904%86.624904%86.6%18,11518.1k1686.607245%86.607245%86.6%22,73722.7k1786.588198%86.588198%86.6%33,17833.2k1886.406769%86.406769%86.4%10,92710.9k1986.387347%86.387347%86.4%549,154549k2085.834369%85.834369%85.8%82,20182.2k2185.572218%85.572218%85.6%10,84210.8k2285.490847%85.490847%85.5%16,99917.0k2385.309719%85.309719%85.3%9,9712485.202771%85.202771%85.2%111,792112k2585.120215%85.120215%85.1%143,631144k2684.850769%84.850769%84.9%114,826115k2784.840139%84.840139%84.8%112,750113k2884.830383%84.830383%84.8%19,45519.5k2984.507990%84.507990%84.5%3,510,6363.51M84.417436%84.417436%84.4%11,25211.3k3084.317061%84.317061%84.3%19,82819.8k3183.826751%83.826751%83.8%16,918,49516.9M83.589716%83.589716%83.6%15,54115.5k3283.326127%83.326127%83.3%15,41715.4k3383.091356%83.091356%83.1%33,48033.5k3483.046343%83.046343%83.0%22,81222.8k3582.804710%82.804710%82.8%15,61215.6k3682.787168%82.787168%82.8%19,20019.2k3782.620592%82.620592%82.6%67,63967.6k3882.553323%82.553323%82.6%98,46398.5k3982.375640%82.375640%82.4%9,8204082.291667%82.291667%82.3%17,30117.3k4182.267472%82.267472%82.3%216,231216k4282.225527%82.225527%82.2%21,56221.6k4381.756113%81.756113%81.8%36,88136.9k4481.523561%81.523561%81.5%13,13113.1k4581.469390%81.469390%81.5%28,19928.2k4679.507121%79.507121%79.5%8,4854777.734075%77.734075%77.7%24,30924.3k4874.320003%74.320003%74.3%17,89717.9k4973.398561%73.398561%73.4%16,72916.7k50