Apparently, the ACS staff heard our concerns about the need for employment status by block group but forgot to tell us they did something about it..
In the 2011 ACS, there is a new Table B23025, which has simplified labor for data without the age/gender breakouts. This table will be available in the 2007-2011 ACS (5-year) file and will be available for block groups.
But, I just stumbled across this table for block groups from the 2006-2010 ACS (5-year) file!!!!! Since I don’t know if anyone else knows about this special file, I’m sharing. It is at http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/laborfor/acs_employ.html.
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