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Table 12.2--Correlation coefficients relating the level of employment concentration in forest related sectors with various social, economic and demographic indicators (correlation coefficient only reported where statistical significance exceeded 10 percent; number in parentheses is the number of counties used to compute the correlation coefficient)

Variable


Pulp and paper sector


Primary wood products sector


Secondary wood products sector


Forest related recreation and tourism sector


Population change, percent


-0.13 (179)


-0.21 (978)


-0.12 (872)


0.21 (414)


Unemployment percent


0.18 (179)


0.18 (978)



-0.14 (414)


Median household income


-0.17 (179)


-0.29 (978)


-0.08 (872)


0.27 (414)


Percent living in poverty


0.20 (179)


0.28 (978)



-0.26 (414)


Infant mortality rate



0.06 (978)




Percent graduating high school


-0.18 (179)


-0.25 (978)


-0.18 (872)


0.37 (414)


Serious crime rate


-0.25 (179)


-0.27 (978)


-0.11 (872)


0.29 (414)


Owner-occupied housing percent


0.32 (179)


0.24 (978)


0.11 (872)


-0.15 (414)


Divorce rate



-0.13 (978)


-0.07 (872)



Percent voting-age population voting for President


0.26 (179)


0.20 (978)




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