34.2% unemployed in Newton in 2017


34.2 percent of Newton 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 32.7 percent for this demographic group. In 2017 the total Newton population reached 71,484.

Out of 47,048 people who had a job, 10 were employed in the Armed Forces and 47,038 belonged to the civilian labor force.

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

Employment status in Newton for 2017
Employment status
Number of people
Percentage of population
Not employed
24,436
34.2
Employed
47,048
65.8
Employed in civilian labor force
47,038
65.8
Employed in armed forces
10
0.01

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