62.7% unemployed in Bell County in 2017


62.7 percent of Bell 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 40.6 percent for this demographic group. In 2017 the total Bell County population reached 22,316.

Out of 8,322 people who had a job, 16 were employed in the Armed Forces and 8,306 belonged to the civilian labor force.

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

Employment status in Bell County for 2017
Employment status
Number of people
Percentage of population
Not employed
13,994
62.7
Employed
8,322
37.3
Employed in civilian labor force
8,306
37.2
Employed in armed forces
16
0.07

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