38.1% unemployed in Salem in 2017


38.1 percent of Salem 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 36.8 percent for this demographic group. In 2017 the total Salem population reached 9,508.

Out of 5,887 people who had a job, 16 were employed in the Armed Forces and 5,871 belonged to the civilian labor force.

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

Employment status in Salem for 2017
Employment status
Number of people
Percentage of population
Not employed
3,621
38.1
Employed
5,887
61.9
Employed in civilian labor force
5,871
61.7
Employed in armed forces
16
0.17

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