41.8% unemployed in Graves County in 2017


41.8 percent of Graves 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 Graves County population reached 29,155.

Out of 16,980 people who had a job, 8 were employed in the Armed Forces and 16,972 belonged to the civilian labor force.

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

Employment status in Graves County for 2017
Employment status
Number of people
Percentage of population
Not employed
12,175
41.8
Employed
16,980
58.2
Employed in civilian labor force
16,972
58.2
Employed in armed forces
8
0.03

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