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1940 Census of Population: The Labor Force (Sample Statistics)

Component ID: #ti22166345

The reports in this series are based on tabulations of samples
of the 1940 census returns.

The reports are arranged as follows:

Part 1. General Characteristics:

  • Employment and Personal Characteristics (Title page, Contents and Introduction are in the PDF to the right.)
  • Characteristics of Persons Not in the Labor Force
  • Employment and Family Characteristics of Women
  • Wage or Salary Income in 1939
  • Education, Occupation, and Household Relationship of Males 18 to 44 Years Old

Part 2. Occupational and Industrial Characteristics:

  • Industrial Characteristics
  • Occupational Characteristics
  • Usual Occupation

The Part 1 report on males 18 to 44 years old is a by-product of a special tabulation made at the request of the War Department to provide certain information needed relative to the distribution of the nation’s manpower.

Part 1: General Characteristics

Employment and Personal Characteristics

This report presents statistics on employment and unemployment according to personal characteristics (age, color, sex, marital status) and household relationship, Statistics on employment status, class of worker and major occupation group, part-time employment, and duration of unemployment etc., are presented by age, color, and sex.

Characteristics of Persons Not in the Labor Force

Employment and Family Characteristics of Women

This report presents data on the labor force status of women according to employment and family characteristics, e.g., marital status, number and age of children under 10 years old and under 5 years old, age, color, labor force status, relationship to head of household, years of school completed, monthly rental value of home, wage or salary income of husband, employment status and major occupation group of husband, employment status and occupation status of women in the labor force.

Wage or Salary Income in 1939

This report presents statistics on the amount of wage or salary income and the receipt of other income in 1939 for persons 14 years old and over in the United States. The data are shown in combination with various economic and personal characteristics of the population, e.g., age, color, sex, urban and rural residence, months worked in 1939, industry, household relationship, etc.

Education, Occupation, and Household Relationship of Males 18 to 44 Years Old,

pdf   Tables 1 - 9   [2.2 MB]

Download Part 1: General Characteristics

zip   Full Report   [90.3 MB]

Part 2: Occupational and Industrial Characteristics

Industrial Characteristics

This report presents data on the personal and economic characteristics of the men and women in each industry, e.g., color, nativity, citizenship, age, class of worker, major occupation group, hours worked during week of March 24-30 in 1940, months worked in 1939, and duration of unemployment.

Occupational Characteristics

This report presents data on the personal and economic characteristics of the men and women in each occupation, e.g., color, age, years of school completed, class of worker, hours worked during week of March 24-30 in 1940, months worked in 1939, and duration of unemployment.

pdf   Table 1 – 19   [41.8 MB]
pdf   Appendix   [1.5 MB]

Usual Occupation

This report presents data on usual occupations of the labor force and of persons not in the labor force, by employment status and personal characteristics, e.g., age, sex, color, nativity, citizenship, current major occupation group, last major occupation group, marital status of females, etc.

Download Part 2: Occupational and Industrial Characteristics

zip   Full Report   [96.2 MB]
Component ID: #ti702095047

A Note on Language

Census statistics date back to 1790 and reflect the growth and change of the United States. Past census reports contain some terms that today’s readers may consider obsolete and inappropriate. As part of our goal to be open and transparent with the public, we are improving access to all Census Bureau original publications and statistics, which serve as a guide to the nation's history.

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