21.6% unemployed in West Point in 2017


21.6 percent of West Point 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 less than the statewide total of 36.7 percent for this demographic group. In 2017 the total West Point population reached 5,243.

Out of 4,111 people who had a job, 3,297 were employed in the Armed Forces and 814 belonged to the civilian labor force.

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

Employment status in West Point for 2017
Employment status
Number of people
Percentage of population
Not employed
1,132
21.6
Employed
4,111
78.4
Employed in civilian labor force
814
15.5
Employed in armed forces
3,297
62.9

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