38.7% unemployed in Bethel in 2017


38.7 percent of Bethel 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 35.7 percent for this demographic group. In 2017 the total Bethel population reached 2,981.

Out of 1,826 people who had a job, 67 were employed in the Armed Forces and 1,759 belonged to the civilian labor force.

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

Employment status in Bethel for 2017
Employment status
Number of people
Percentage of population
Not employed
1,155
38.7
Employed
1,826
61.3
Employed in civilian labor force
1,759
59
Employed in armed forces
67
2.2

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