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Employment

Contents:


Labor Force

Table C1      

Percentage in Labor Force*

 
1980**
1990
% change
Alorton   
49.1 
Brooklyn   
41.9 
Centreville 
39.0 
51.1 
31.0%
Washington Park 
37.6 
51.9 
38.0%
East Saint Louis 
40.7 
50.3 
23.6%
Average of 5 ECs 
39.1 
48.9 
25.0%
St. Clair County 
45.9 
62.7 
36.6%
Saint Louis 
47.6 
59.3 
24.6%
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA 
50.7 
66.5 
31.2%
State of Illinois 
51.6 
66.4 
28.7%
* "labor force" is characterized as age 16 and over  
** some information is missing due to village size at time  
Source: 1980 Census of Population, 1990 Social and Economic Characteristics, and Own Calculations

 

Unemployment Rates

Table C2      

Unemployment Rates (Civilian Labor Force)

 
1980*
1990
% change
Alorton   
33.1 
-
Brooklyn   
27.3 
-
Centreville 
20.5 
20.6 
0.5%
Washington Park 
17.2 
23.6 
37.2%
East Saint Louis 
21.1 
24.6 
16.6%
Average of 5 ECs 
19.6 
25.8 
31.8%
St. Clair County 
10.3 
9.9 
-3.9%
Saint Louis 
11.1 
11.0 
-0.9%
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA 
7.7 
6.4 
-16.9%
State of Illinois 
7.2 
6.6
-8.3%
* some information is missing due to village size at time  
Source: 1980 Census of Population, 1990 Social and Economic Characteristics, and Own Calculations
 
 

Occupation Types

Breakdown of all Occupation Types (1970-1990)*: 

Table C3-a         Table C3-b       
Managerial, Technical, Professional, Sales, Clerical Occupations 
 
% of Total Occupations that are Managerial. Technical, Professional, Sales, or Clerical 
 
1970
1980
1990
   
1970
1980
1990
Alorton 
164 
 
262 
  Alorton 
19.4%
 
41.3%
Brooklyn     
152 
  Brooklyn     
58.2%
Centreville 
1,019 
999 
975 
  Centreville 
32.0%
44.1%
47.2%
Washington Park 
1,347 
712 
793 
  Washington Park 
36.5%
32.0%
43.0%
East Saint Louis 
7,281 
5,566 
5,033 
  East Saint Louis 
37.6%
42.2%
46.2%
Average of 5 ECs 
2,453 
2,426 
1,443 
  Average of 5 ECs 
36.2%
41.2%
46.0%
St. Clair County 
43,169 
48,813 
59,707 
  St. Clair County 
45.0%
50.7%
56.6%
Suburban Ring 
40,716 
46,387
58,264 
  Suburban Ring 
45.6%
51.4%
56.9%
Saint Louis 
97,673 
84,609 
90,282 
  Saint Louis 
42.1%
48.9%
55.9%
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA 
455,592 
570,098 
710,915 
  St. Louis, MO-IL MSA 
50.7%
55.9%
61.6%
State of Illinois 
2,170,439 
2,745,805 
3,228,902 
  State of Illinois 
49.1%
54.2%
59.6%
 

ChartObject Graphical Representation of Higher-Status Occupations (1970-1990)

 
Table C4-a         Table C4-b    

 

Service Occupations (including private household)

 

% of Total Occupations that are Service Occupations 

 
1970
1980
1990
 
 
1970
1980
1990
Alorton 
200 
 
179 
  Alorton 
23.6%
 
28.2%
Brooklyn     
55 
  Brooklyn     
21.1%
Centreville 
665 
485 
486 
  Centreville 
20.9%
21.4%
23.5%
Washington Park 
479 
403 
499 
  Washington Park 
13.0%
18.1%
27.1%
East Saint Louis 
3,778
3,018 
3,069 
  East Saint Louis 
19.5%
22.9%
28.2%
Average of 5 ECs 
1,281 
1,302 
858 
  Average of 5 ECs 
18.9%
22.1%
27.3%
St. Clair County 
13,022 
14,406 
16,988 
  St. Clair County 
13.6%
15.0%
16.1%
Suburban Ring 
11,742 
13,104 
16,130 
  Suburban Ring 
13.2%
14.5%
15.8%
Saint Louis 
46,097 
35,736 
32,372 
  Saint Louis 
19.9%
20.6%
20.1%
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA 
115,474 
138,776 
153,820 
  St. Louis, MO-IL MSA 
12.9%
13.6%
13.3%
State of Illinois 
523,933 
634,021 
684,660 
  State of Illinois 
11.9%
12.5%
12.6%

ChartObject Graphical Representation of Service Occupations (1970-1990)


 
Table C5-a         Table C5-b      
Craftsmen and Foremen
 
% of Total Occupations that are Craftsmen or Foremen
 
1970
1980
1990
 
 
1970
1980
1990
Alorton 
112 
 
12
  Alorton 
13.2%
 
1.9%
Brooklyn     
11 
  Brooklyn     
4.2%
Centreville 
406 
258 
170 
  Centreville 
12.7%
11.4%
8.2%
Washington Park 
659 
260 
81 
  Washington Park 
17.9%
11.7%
4.4%
East Saint Louis 
2,136 
1,220 
648 
  East Saint Louis 
11.0%
9.3%
6.0%
Average of 5 ECs 
828 
579 
184 
  Average of 5 ECs 
12.2%
9.8%
5.9%
St. Clair County 
14,254 
12,523 
11,485 
  St. Clair County 
14.8%
13.0%
10.9%
Suburban Ring 
13,426 
11,944 
11,301 
  Suburban Ring 
15.0%
13.2%
11.0%
Saint Louis 
24,121 
15,508 
12,431 
  Saint Louis 
10.4%
9.0%
7.7%
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA 
126,128 
121,977 
120,822 
  St. Louis, MO-IL MSA 
14.0%
12.0%
10.5%
State of Illinois 
616,543
608,183 
579,171 
  State of Illinois 
13.9%
12.0%
10.7%

 


 
Table C6-a         Table C6-b     

 

Operators

 

% of Total Occupations that are Operators 

 
1970
1980
1990
   
1970
1980
1990
Alorton 
273 
 
141 
  Alorton 
32.3%
 
22.2%
Brooklyn     
25 
  Brooklyn     
9.6%
Centreville 
802 
313 
348 
  Centreville 
25.2%
13.8%
16.8%
Washington Park 
951 
609 
343 
  Washington Park 
25.8%
27.4%
18.6%
East Saint Louis 
4,490 
2,277 
1,481 
  East Saint Louis 
23.2%
17.3%
13.6%
Average of 5 ECs 
1,629 
1,066 
468 
  Average of 5 ECs 
24.1%
18.1%
14.9%
St. Clair County 
18,852 
13,559 
11,491 
  St. Clair County 
19.6%
14.1%
10.9%
Suburban Ring 
17,223 
12,493 
11,023 
  Suburban Ring 
19.3%
13.8%
10.8%
Saint Louis 
50,123 
26,172 
17,768 
  Saint Louis 
21.6%
15.1%
11.0%
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA 
154,793 
131,106 
113,013 
  St. Louis, MO-IL MSA 
17.2%
12.9%
9.8%
State of Illinois 
813,304
730,463 
604,372 
  State of Illinois 
18.4%
14.4%
11.2%

ChartObject Graphical Representation of Operators (1970-1990)

 
Table C7-a         Table C7-b      
Unskilled (Laborers)
 
% of Total Occupations that are Laborers
 
1970
1980
1990
   
1970
1980
1990
Alorton 
76 
 
41 
  Alorton 
9.0%
 
6.5%
Brooklyn     
18 
  Brooklyn     
6.9%
Centreville 
281 
204 
87 
  Centreville 
8.8%
9.0%
4.2%
Washington Park 
254 
191 
120 
  Washington Park 
6.9%
8.6%
6.5%
East Saint Louis 
1,503 
1,013 
635 
  East Saint Louis 
7.8%
7.7%
5.8%
Average of 5 ECs 
529 
469 
180 
  Average of 5 ECs 
7.8%
8.0%
5.7%
St. Clair County 
5,234 
5,297 
4,463 
  St. Clair County 
5.5%
5.5%
4.2%
Suburban Ring 
4,706 
4,828 
4,283 
  Suburban Ring 
5.3%
5.3%
4.2%
Saint Louis
13,066 
9,989 
7,448 
  Saint Louis 
5.6%
5.8%
4.6%
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA 
38,832 
46,248 
44,164 
  St. Louis, MO-IL MSA 
4.3%
4.5%
3.8%
State of Illinois 
190,896
243,094 
224,534 
  State of Illinois 
4.3%
4.8%
4.1%

 
Table C8-a          Table C8-b       
Miscellaneous (All Farming, Forestry, and Fishing)    % of Total Occupations that are Miscellaneous Occupations 
  1970 1980 1990     1970 1980 1990
Alorton  21      Alorton  2.5%   0.0%
Brooklyn        Brooklyn      0.0%
Centreville  14    Centreville  0.4% 0.2% 0.0%
Washington Park  50    Washington Park  0.0% 2.2% 0.4%
East Saint Louis  179  84  22    East Saint Louis  0.9% 0.6% 0.2%
Average of 5 ECs  54  46    Average of 5 ECs  0.8% 0.8% 0.2%
St. Clair County  1,489  1,612  1,410    St. Clair County  1.6% 1.7% 1.3%
Suburban Ring  1,436  1,566  1,404    Suburban Ring  1.6% 1.7% 1.4%
Saint Louis  685  1,052  1,151    Saint Louis  0.3% 0.6% 0.7%
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA  7,218  11,844  12,188    St. Louis, MO-IL MSA  0.8% 1.2% 1.1%
State of Illinois  104,800 106,862  96,328    State of Illinois  2.4% 2.1% 1.8%

* some information is missing due to village size at time
Source: 1970-1980 Census of Population and 1990 Social and Economic Characteristics

 

 

Commutation
 
Table C9            
Commutation (1990) 
  Drive Alone  Carpool  Use Public Transp.  Walk or Work at Home Use other Means  Mean Travel Time to Work (minutes) 
Alorton  62.5 22.7 9.3 3.3 2.2 23.5
Brooklyn  57.0 13.5 13.1 15.6 2.0 20.2
Centreville  73.7 13.9 10.1 2.2 0.0 23.6
Washington Park  62.1 19.3 13.0 3.7 2.5 25.3
East Saint Louis  63.1 18.5 14.9 2.6 1.3 22.7
Average of 5 ECs  63.7 17.6 12.1 5.5 1.6 23.1
St. Clair County  76.7 14.4 3.6 4.5 0.7 21.6
Saint Louis  66.5 14.1 12.2 6.3 1.0 22.0
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA  79.7 12.0 3.0 4.5 0.7 23.1
State of Illinois  69.9 12.2 10.1 6.9 0.9 25.1
* "workers" are those age 16 and over who are in the labor force      

Source: 1990 General Population Characteristics, and Own Calculations of Conversion into Percentages

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