42.7% unemployed in Holyoke in 2017


42.7 percent of Holyoke 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 Holyoke population reached 32,231.

Out of 18,482 people who had a job, 37 were employed in the Armed Forces and 18,445 belonged to the civilian labor force.

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

Employment status in Holyoke for 2017
Employment status
Number of people
Percentage of population
Not employed
13,749
42.7
Employed
18,482
57.3
Employed in civilian labor force
18,445
57.2
Employed in armed forces
37
0.11

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