42% unemployed in Watseka in 2017


42 percent of Watseka 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 Watseka population reached 4,369.

Out of 2,532 people who had a job, all belonged to the civilian labor force.

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

Employment status in Watseka for 2017
Employment status
Number of people
Percentage of population
Not employed
1,837
42
Employed
2,532
58
Employed in civilian labor force
2,532
58
Employed in armed forces
0
0

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