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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
HOUSEHOLD DATA
HISTORICAL
A-1. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 16 years and over, 1989 to date
[Numbers in thousands]
Year
and
month
Civilian
noninsti-
tutional
population
Civilian labor force Not
in
labor
force
Number Percent
of
population
Employed Unemployed
Number Percent
of
population
Number Percent
of
labor
force

1989

186,393 123,869 66.5 117,342 63.0 6,528 5.3 62,523

1990

189,164 125,840 66.5 118,793 62.8 7,047 5.6 63,324

1991

190,925 126,346 66.2 117,718 61.7 8,628 6.8 64,578

1992

192,805 128,105 66.4 118,492 61.5 9,613 7.5 64,700

1993

194,838 129,200 66.3 120,259 61.7 8,940 6.9 65,638

1994

196,814 131,056 66.6 123,060 62.5 7,996 6.1 65,758

1995

198,584 132,304 66.6 124,900 62.9 7,404 5.6 66,280

1996

200,591 133,943 66.8 126,708 63.2 7,236 5.4 66,647

1997

203,133 136,297 67.1 129,558 63.8 6,739 4.9 66,837

1998

205,220 137,673 67.1 131,463 64.1 6,210 4.5 67,547

1999

207,753 139,368 67.1 133,488 64.3 5,880 4.2 68,385

2000

212,577 142,583 67.1 136,891 64.4 5,692 4.0 69,994

2001

215,092 143,734 66.8 136,933 63.7 6,801 4.7 71,359

2002

217,570 144,863 66.6 136,485 62.7 8,378 5.8 72,707

2003

221,168 146,510 66.2 137,736 62.3 8,774 6.0 74,658

2004

223,357 147,401 66.0 139,252 62.3 8,149 5.5 75,956

2005

226,082 149,320 66.0 141,730 62.7 7,591 5.1 76,762

2006

228,815 151,428 66.2 144,427 63.1 7,001 4.6 77,387

2007

231,867 153,124 66.0 146,047 63.0 7,078 4.6 78,743

2008

233,788 154,287 66.0 145,362 62.2 8,924 5.8 79,501

2009

235,801 154,142 65.4 139,877 59.3 14,265 9.3 81,659

2010

237,830 153,889 64.7 139,064 58.5 14,825 9.6 83,941

2011

239,618 153,617 64.1 139,869 58.4 13,747 8.9 86,001

2012

243,284 154,975 63.7 142,469 58.6 12,506 8.1 88,310

2013

245,679 155,389 63.2 143,929 58.6 11,460 7.4 90,290

2014

247,947 155,922 62.9 146,305 59.0 9,617 6.2 92,025

2015

250,801 157,130 62.7 148,834 59.3 8,296 5.3 93,671

2016

253,538 159,187 62.8 151,436 59.7 7,751 4.9 94,351

2017

255,079 160,320 62.9 153,337 60.1 6,982 4.4 94,759

2018

257,791 162,075 62.9 155,761 60.4 6,314 3.9 95,716

2019

259,175 163,539 63.1 157,538 60.8 6,001 3.7 95,636

2020

260,329 160,742 61.7 147,795 56.8 12,947 8.1 99,587

2021

261,445 161,204 61.7 152,581 58.4 8,623 5.3 100,241

2022

263,973 164,287 62.2 158,291 60.0 5,996 3.6 99,686

2023

266,942 167,116 62.6 161,037 60.3 6,080 3.6 99,826

Monthly data, seasonally adjusted(1)

2023

January

265,962 165,871 62.4 160,152 60.2 5,719 3.4 100,090

February

266,112 166,263 62.5 160,301 60.2 5,962 3.6 99,849

March

266,272 166,690 62.6 160,824 60.4 5,866 3.5 99,582

April

266,443 166,678 62.6 160,962 60.4 5,715 3.4 99,766

May

266,618 166,823 62.6 160,707 60.3 6,117 3.7 99,795

June

266,801 167,000 62.6 161,004 60.3 5,997 3.6 99,801

July

267,002 167,113 62.6 161,209 60.4 5,904 3.5 99,889

August

267,213 167,840 62.8 161,500 60.4 6,340 3.8 99,374

September

267,428 167,897 62.8 161,550 60.4 6,347 3.8 99,531

October

267,642 167,723 62.7 161,280 60.3 6,443 3.8 99,919

November

267,822 168,127 62.8 161,866 60.4 6,262 3.7 99,695

December

267,991 167,451 62.5 161,183 60.1 6,268 3.7 100,540

2024

January

267,540 167,276 62.5 161,152 60.2 6,124 3.7 100,265

Footnotes
(1) The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation.

NOTE: Revisions to population controls and other changes can affect the comparability of labor force levels over time. In recent years, updated population controls have been introduced annually with the release of January data. Additional information is online at https://www.bls.gov/cps/documentation.htm#pop.

 

Last Modified Date: February 02, 2024