View Labor Force Participation Change (hover mouse over graphs to view details)
Change in the labor force participation rate from a baseline value, calculated using a labor force participation rate held constant to January 2002 (66.5%). The numbers on this chart are in millions of people, so the current number shows that the workforce participation level is down 7,000,000 compared to the 2002 baseline.
The following data sets are from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- Civilian Labor Force Level – LNS11000000
- Civilian Labor Force Participation Rate – LNS11300000
- Civilian Noninstitutional Population