Women in the Labor Force

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Reference: United States Department of Labor Statistics

Description: Labor force participation rate of women. The LFPR of women in each of 19 U.S. cities in each of two years.

Number of cases: 19

Variable Names:

  1. City: City in the United States
  2. 1972: Labor Force Participation rate of women in 1972
  3. 1968: Labor Force Participation rate of women in 1968

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City1972 %1968 %
N.Y.0.450.42
L.A.0.50.5
Chicago0.520.52
Philadelphia0.450.45
Detroit0.460.43
San Francisco0.550.55
Boston0.60.45
Pitt.0.490.34
St. Louis0.350.45
Connecticut0.550.54
Wash.,D.C.0.520.42
Cinn.0.530.51
Baltimore0.570.49
Newark0.530.54
Minn/St. Paul0.590.5
Buffalo0.640.58
Houston0.50.49
Patterson0.570.56
Dallas0.640.63