Affirmative Action

The affirmative action data are designed specifically for use by employers for their Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action (AA) plans. Grant proposal writers, program planners and economic development groups may also find some of the tables useful. In most cases, these data should be used in conjunction with other labor market information to gain a more complete picture of the area of interest.

Source: Population and labor force data are provided by Census 2000. Data for occupational employment by sex and minority are provided by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Census 2000 Special EEO File.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I get monthly unemployment rates by age, race, and gender for my county?
    Unemployment rates, which are part of the labor force data, are not available by demographic cohorts (age, race, gender, and Hispanic origin). These rates are only available annually for the states. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, publishes estimates for each state. More data are available for the larger states because the estimates are based on a national sample.
  • Where was the information on the sex and minority breakouts obtained for labor force, population, and occupations?
    The population breakouts by sex and minority were calculated from the Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF1) 100-percent data.  Labor Force breakouts were calculated from the Census 2000 Summary File 3 (SF3) sample data.  These files were downloaded from the American FactFinder website.