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Persons not in the labor force who want a job

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Persons not in the labor force who want a job, seasonally adjusted
(Numbers in thousands)
Month Thousands

May 2004

4,741

June 2004

4,648

July 2004

4,661

Aug 2004

4,933

Sept 2004

4,930

Oct 2004

5,277

Nov 2004

5,113

Dec 2004

4,949

Jan 2005

4,992

Feb 2005

4,968

Mar 2005

5,018

Apr 2005

5,114

May 2005

4,771

June 2005

5,222

July 2005

4,947

Aug 2005

4,813

Sept 2005

4,990

Oct 2005

4,993

Nov 2005

4,818

Dec 2005

5,183

Jan 2006

4,964

Feb 2006

4,901

Mar 2006

4,918

Apr 2006

4,719

May 2006

4,635

June 2006

4,726

July 2006

4,862

Aug 2006

4,951

Sept 2006

4,666

Oct 2006

4,868

Nov 2006

4,818

Dec 2006

4,390

Jan 2007

4,506

Feb 2007

4,706

Mar 2007

4,565

Apr 2007

4,794

May 2007

4,968

June 2007

4,857

July 2007

4,737

Aug 2007

4,827

Sept 2007

4,750

Oct 2007

4,352

Nov 2007

4,648

Dec 2007

4,657

Jan 2008

4,846

Feb 2008

4,739

Mar 2008

4,718

Apr 2008

4,733

May 2008

4,851

June 2008

4,929

July 2008

5,023

Aug 2008

4,922

Sept 2008

5,153

Oct 2008

5,094

Nov 2008

5,421

Dec 2008

5,431

Jan 2009

5,708

Feb 2009

5,617

Mar 2009

5,807

Apr 2009

5,927

May 2009

5,986

June 2009

5,908

July 2009

6,003

Aug 2009

5,649

Sept 2009

5,949

Oct 2009

6,002

Nov 2009

5,998

Dec 2009

6,186

Jan 2010

5,942

Feb 2010

6,098

Mar 2010

5,993

Apr 2010

5,913

May 2010

5,824

June 2010

5,909

July 2010

5,895

Aug 2010

6,037

Sept 2010

6,270

Oct 2010

6,289

Nov 2010

6,182

Dec 2010

6,431

Jan 2011

6,472

Feb 2011

6,390

Mar 2011

6,527

Apr 2011

6,537

May 2011

6,289

June 2011

6,519

July 2011

6,513

Aug 2011

6,463

Sept 2011

6,262

Oct 2011

6,384

Nov 2011

6,538

Dec 2011

6,323

Jan 2012

6,343

Feb 2012

6,335

Mar 2012

6,302

Apr 2012

6,426

May 2012

6,309

June 2012

6,564

July 2012

6,516

Aug 2012

7,011

Sept 2012

6,817

Oct 2012

6,551

Nov 2012

6,833

Dec 2012

6,728

Jan 2013

6,637

Feb 2013

6,772

Mar 2013

6,670

Apr 2013

6,428

May 2013

6,726

June 2013

6,614

July 2013

6,526

Aug 2013

6,284

Sept 2013

6,119

Oct 2013

6,024

Nov 2013

5,754

Dec 2013

6,126

Jan 2014

6,360

Feb 2014

6,011

Mar 2014

6,174

Apr 2014

6,207

May 2014

6,553

June 2014

6,207

July 2014

6,264

Aug 2014

6,376

Sept 2014

6,326

Oct 2014

6,431

Nov 2014

6,558

Dec 2014

6,406

Jan 2015

6,300

Feb 2015

6,503

Mar 2015

6,355

Apr 2015

6,221

May 2015

6,051

June 2015

6,130

July 2015

6,097

Aug 2015

5,890

Sept 2015

5,868

Oct 2015

5,997

Nov 2015

5,649

Dec 2015

5,909

Jan 2016

6,006

Feb 2016

5,927

Mar 2016

5,730

Apr 2016

5,812

May 2016

5,962

June 2016

5,590

July 2016

5,906

Aug 2016

5,752

Sept 2016

6,017

Oct 2016

5,948

Nov 2016

5,864

Dec 2016

5,668

Jan 2017

5,758

Feb 2017

5,653

Mar 2017

5,758

Apr 2017

5,708

May 2017

5,465

June 2017

5,277

July 2017

5,425

Aug 2017

5,734

Sept 2017

5,637

Oct 2017

5,293

Nov 2017

5,219

Dec 2017

5,275

Jan 2018

5,201

Feb 2018

5,208

Mar 2018

5,047

Apr 2018

5,151

May 2018

5,189

June 2018

5,203

July 2018

5,168

Aug 2018

5,419

Sept 2018

5,263

Oct 2018

5,393

Nov 2018

5,392

Dec 2018

5,341

Jan 2019

5,279

Feb 2019

5,282

Mar 2019

5,178

Apr 2019

5,095

May 2019

4,980

June 2019

5,264

July 2019

4,970

Aug 2019

5,215

Sept 2019

4,788

Oct 2019

4,755

Nov 2019

4,852

Dec 2019

4,853

Jan 2020

4,957

Feb 2020

5,073

Mar 2020

5,509

Apr 2020

9,905

May 2020

8,899

June 2020

8,171

July 2020

7,677

Aug 2020

7,073

Sept 2020

7,125

Oct 2020

6,661

Nov 2020

7,125

Dec 2020

7,293

Jan 2021

6,978

Feb 2021

7,012

Mar 2021

6,874

Apr 2021

6,609

May 2021

6,561

June 2021

6,408

July 2021

6,486

Aug 2021

5,702

Sept 2021

5,843

Oct 2021

5,909

Nov 2021

5,826

Dec 2021

5,732

Jan 2022

5,723

Feb 2022

5,421

Mar 2022

5,808

Apr 2022

5,854

May 2022

5,650

June 2022

5,638

July 2022

5,888

Aug 2022

5,524

Sept 2022

5,776

Oct 2022

5,680

Nov 2022

5,546

Dec 2022

5,157

Jan 2023

5,318

Feb 2023

5,113

Mar 2023

4,959

Apr 2023

5,286

May 2023

5,472

June 2023

5,383

July 2023

5,244

Aug 2023

5,374

Sept 2023

5,424

Oct 2023

5,376

Nov 2023

5,343

Dec 2023

5,671

Jan 2024

5,793

Feb 2024

5,672

Mar 2024

5,443

Apr 2024

5,637

May 2024

5,717