Unemployment Schedules


Because of the Great Depression, a special unemployment schedule was instituted for the 1930 census.  The schedule listed names of individuals over the age of 10 who were not in a gainful occupation on the preceding day.  It broke the respondents into 7 classes, A-G, ranging from the truly unemployed to individuals on vacation with pay.  It also lists previous occupation; age; sex; race; nativity; marital status; period of idleness.  According to the National Archives, this schedule is available as a statistical summary only.


Sample FormStatistical Summary (link takes you off-site)
n/a Statistical summaries are available on the Census Bureau’s website https://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html. This link will take you off-site. Once you are there, click on the year of the census. Then click on the ZIP file for a specific report.