42.8% unemployed in Lee County in 2017


42.8 percent of Lee 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 34.7 percent for this demographic group. In 2017 the total Lee County population reached 28,594.

Out of 16,356 people who had a job, 6 were employed in the Armed Forces and 16,350 belonged to the civilian labor force.

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

Employment status in Lee County for 2017
Employment status
Number of people
Percentage of population
Not employed
12,238
42.8
Employed
16,356
57.2
Employed in civilian labor force
16,350
57.2
Employed in armed forces
6
0.02

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