Civilian labor force participation rate in the U.S. 1990-2019

This graph shows the civilian labor force participation rate in the United States from 1990 to 2019. In 2019, about 63.1 percent of the American population, eligible to work, participated in the job market.

Civilian labor force participation rate in the United States from 1990 to 2019

Labor force participation rate
'1963.1%
'1862.9%
'1762.9%
'1662.8%
'1562.7%
'1462.9%
'1363.2%
'1263.7%
'1164.1%
'1064.7%
'0965.4%
'0866%
'0766%
'0666.2%
'0566%
'0466%
'0366.2%
'0266.6%
'0166.8%
'0067.1%
'9967.1%
'9867.1%
'9767.1%
'9666.8%
'9566.6%
'9466.6%
'9366.3%
'9266.4%
'9166.2%
'9066.5%
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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

1990 to 2019

Age group

16 years and older

Supplementary notes

Civilian labor force is a term used by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to describe the subset of Americans who have jobs or are seeking a job, are at least 16 years old, are not serving in the military and are not institutionalized. In other words, all Americans who are eligible to work in the everyday U.S. economy.

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