50.8% unemployed in West Lafayette in 2017

50.8 percent of West Lafayette 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 36.2 percent for this demographic group. In 2017 the total West Lafayette population reached 41,094.

Out of 20,202 people who had a job, 71 were employed in the Armed Forces and 20,131 belonged to the civilian labor force.

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

Employment status in West Lafayette for 2017
Employment status
Number of people
Percentage of population
Not employed
Employed in civilian labor force
Employed in armed forces

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