Employment Situation

The Employment Situation news release presents data from the Current Population Survey (household survey) and the Current Employment Statistics Survey (establishment survey). The publication presents a summary of the data from the two surveys, followed by data presented in tables.
Archived news releases are available on the website of the Bureau of Labor Statistics for 1994-present .

1973 to 1994

Persons Not in Labor Force by Reason, Sex, and Race, Quarterly Averages

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June 1980-December 1984 (9.9M)

March 1985-December 1989 (9.8M)

March 1990-December 1993 (7.8M)