35.6% unemployed in Douglas County in 2017


35.6 percent of Douglas County 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 33.1 percent for this demographic group. In 2017 the total Douglas County population reached 35,571.

Out of 22,911 people who had a job, 24 were employed in the Armed Forces and 22,887 belonged to the civilian labor force.

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

Employment status in Douglas County for 2017
Employment status
Number of people
Percentage of population
Not employed
12,660
35.6
Employed
22,911
64.4
Employed in civilian labor force
22,887
64.3
Employed in armed forces
24
0.07

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