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BEFORE 1950:

YEAR  A, population of the 13 colonies or of the United States
                    B, % of population that is rural
                           C, % of population that is urban
                                       (cities more than 2500 persons)
                                  D, % of population in work force
                                         E, % of work force in farm labor
                % of work force that is female, F
                           % of work force unemployed, G
                         % of population below poverty level, H

AFTER 1950:

YEAR  A, population
                    D, % of population in work force
                           E, % of work force in farm labor
  % of work force that is female, F
             % of work force unemployed, G
           % of population below poverty level, H
        % of non-white population below poverty level, I
                                       % of families on AFDC, J
           first time enrollments in DOL work and training programs, K