Female labor force participation rate in the United States from 1990 to 2016

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Labor force participation rate
'9057.5%
'9157.4%
'9257.8%
'9357.9%
'9458.8%
'9558.9%
'9659.3%
'9759.8%
'9859.8%
'9960%
'0059.9%
'0159.8%
'0259.6%
'0359.5%
'0459.2%
'0559.3%
'0659.4%
'0759.3%
'0859.5%
'0959.2%
'1058.6%
'1158.1%
'1257.7%
'1357.2%
'1457%
'1556.7%
'1656.8%

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This graph shows the unadjusted female labor force participation rate from 1990 to 2016. In 2016, 56.8 percent of the female labor force, participated in the job market.
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Release date
January 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
1990 to 2016
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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