Artist Employment in 2003 : Research Division Note no. 87

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Washington, D.C. : National Endowment for the Arts, 2004

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that, in 2003, job market conditions weakened for the civilian work force and for most workers in artist occupations. In 2003, 8 million civilian workers were unemployed, representing 5.6 percent of the labor force. The 2003 unemployment rate for artists reached 6.1 percent (128,000 workers), up from 5.5 percent in 2002.

Artists--Employment--United States