State civilian labor force in the U.S. 2019

This table ranks the 50 states of the United States and the District of Columbia by their civilian labor force in 2019. In 2019, California had the largest civilian labor force in the United States with about 19.41 million people.

State civilian labor force in the U.S. in 2019

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Source

Release date

March 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2019

Age group

16 years and older

Supplementary notes

Data refer to place of residence.
The term "civilian labor force" is 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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