Labor force participation reflects the number of males over the age of 16 who are formally employed, self-employed, or actively seeking work out of all males age 16 and over in the area. Employed means the person earns a formal income.
Labor force participation is an indicator of the distribution of jobs among residents in the area. Low rates of labor force participation is an indicator of critical economic problems.
Data is taken from field P043: Sex by Employement Status for the Poluation 16 Years and Over of census table SF3 from the 2000 census for summary levels 140 and 150.