40.8% unemployed in Chester in 2017


40.8 percent of Chester 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 39.3 percent for this demographic group. In 2017 the total Chester population reached 4,214.

Out of 2,493 people who had a job, all belonged to the civilian labor force.

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

Employment status in Chester for 2017
Employment status
Number of people
Percentage of population
Not employed
1,721
40.8
Employed
2,493
59.2
Employed in civilian labor force
2,493
59.2
Employed in armed forces
0
0

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