Labor Force Participation Rate


The number of people in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the total population age 16 and over.


Methodological Notes: 

The labor force includes two main groups of people: those who are currently employed, and those who are not currently employed but have actively looked for work in the prior four weeks and are currently available for work. People who are not working and are waiting to be recalled to a job from which they have been temporarily laid off are also counted as part of the labor force.