This article describes some characteristics of persons living in central cities, suburbs, and nonmetropolitan areas--the labor force problems of whites, blacks, and persons of Hispanic origin, the employment opportunities as reflected by an area's occupational and industry composition, and the journey-to-work pattern and its effect on earnings. The study is based largely on data collected through the Current Population Survey during 1978 and reflects the employment differences of the labor force by place of residence (rather than by place of work). The commuting patterns of workers were obtained by examining data from the Journey to Work Survey, collected for the Department of Transportation in 1975 as a supplement to the Annual Housing Survey conducted by the Bureau of the Census for the Department of Housing and Urban development.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bureau of Labor Statistics

    441 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20212
  • Authors:
    • Westcott, D N
  • Publication Date: 1979-7

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  • Pagination: p. 3
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  • Accession Number: 00308846
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM