US Census POPULATION 65 YEARS AND OVER IN THE UNITED STATES American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates Table S0103
'Target' value is national rate. Note higher margins of error for estimated state rate. Caution should be used when interpreting a statistic based on small sample sizes or when the Margin Of Error (MOE) is large relative to the estimate. The MOE is a measurement of the accuracy of the statistic.
*Vermont Population Projections-2010-2030, August 2013, Ken Jones, ACCD, and Lilly Schwarz, Montpelier High School. Review Committee comprised of representatives from VDOL, AOE, Financial Regulation, UVM, DOH.
**US Bureau of the Census, Population Estimates Program. Updated annually.
***US Bureau of the Census, Current Population Reports, 65+ in the United States:2010, published June 2014.
****Times Argus Article, December 28, 2016.
Definitions used by the US Census in producing this indicator:
Labor Force – All people classified in the
civilian labor force plus members of the U.S. Armed Forces (people on active
duty with the United States Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast
Force – Consists
of people classified as employed or unemployed in accordance with the criteria
Employed – This category includes all
civilians 16 years old and over who either (1) were “at work,” that is, those
who did any work at all during the reference week as paid employees, worked in
their own business or profession, worked on their own farm, or worked 15 hours
or more as unpaid workers on a family farm or in a family business; or (2) were
“with a job but not at work,” that is, those who did not work during the
reference week but had jobs or businesses from which they were temporarily
absent due to illness, bad weather, industrial dispute, vacation, or other
personal reasons. Excluded from the employed are people whose only activity
consisted of work around the house or unpaid volunteer work for religious,
charitable, and similar organizations; also excluded are all institutionalized
people and people on active duty in the United States Armed Forces.
Unemployed – All civilians 16 years old and over are classified as
unemployed if they (1) were neither “at work” nor “with a job but not at work”
during the reference week, and (2) were actively looking for work during the
last 4 weeks, and (3) were available to start a job. Also included as
unemployed are civilians who did not work at all during the reference week,
were waiting to be called back to a job from which they had been laid off, and
were available for work except for temporary illness. Examples of job seeking
Registering at a public or private employment office
Meeting with prospective employers
Investigating possibilities for starting a
professional practice or opening a business
Placing or answering advertisements
Writing letters of application
Being on a union or