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668. Persons Not in the Labor Force

[In thousands (65,758 represents 65,758,000). Annual average of monthly figures. For the civilian noninstitutional population 16 years old and over. Based on the Current Population Survey; see text, Section 1, Population, and Appendix III]

 
1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
STATUS AND REASON AGE SEX AGE SEX AGE SEX AGE SEX AGE SEX AGE SEX
16 to 24 25 to 54 55 years old 16 to 24 25 to 54 55 years old 16 to 24 25 to 54 55 years old 16 to 24 25 to 54 55 years old 16 to 24 25 to 54 55 years old 16 to 24 25 to 54 55 years old
Total years old years old and over Male Female Total years old years old and over Male Female Total years old years old and over Male Female Total years old years old and over Male Female Total years old years old and over Male Female Total years old years old and over Male Female
 
    Total not in the labor force 65,758 10,937 18,720 36,101 23,538 42,221 66,280 10,922 18,854 36,503 23,818 42,462 66,647 11,160 18,720 36,768 24,119 42,528 66,837 11,343 18,552 36,942 24,454 42,382 67,547 11,343 18,732 37,472 24,799 42,748 68,385 11,740 18,785 37,861 25,210 43,175
 
Do not want a job now 1 59,540 8,635 15,790 35,116 21,089 38,452 60,610 8,807 16,246 35,557 21,536 39,074 61,197 9,110 16,205 35,882 21,929 39,267 61,895 9,434 16,311 36,151 22,420 39,475 62,735 9,491 16,580 36,664 22,790 39,945 63,818 9,938 16,814 37,066 23,307 40,511
Want a job now 6,218 2,302 2,930 985 2,449 3,769 5,670 2,115 2,608 947 2,282 3,388 5,451 2,050 2,514 886 2,190 3,261 4,941 1,909 2,241 791 2,034 2,907 4,812 1,852 2,152 807 2,008 2,803 4,568 1,802 1,971 795 1,903 2,665
  In the previous year--
    Did not search for a job 3,588 1,263 1,611 714 1,311 2,277 3,286 1,153 1,436 697 1,231 2,054 3,161 1,100 1,407 654 1,185 1,976 2,857 1,034 1,245 579 1,118 1,739 2,859 1,011 1,240 608 1,134 1,725 2,723 981 1,144 599 1,083 1,640
    Did search for a job 2 2,630 1,040 1,319 272 1,138 1,492 2,384 963 1,172 250 1,050 1,334 2,290 950 1,108 232 1,005 1,285 2,084 875 997 212 917 1,168 1,953 841 912 200 875 1,078 1,844 822 827 196 820 1,024
      Not available for work now 823 400 379 44 308 515 791 397 350 45 302 490 732 365 328 40 277 455 669 346 289 34 257 412 643 332 275 36 250 392 644 345 258 41 249 395
      Available for work now, not looking for work 1,807 639 939 228 830 977 1,593 566 822 205 749 844 1,558 585 780 192 728 830 1,416 529 708 178 659 756 1,310 509 637 164 624 686 1,201 477 569 155 571 629
        Reason for not currently looking for work:
          Discouraged over job prospects 3 500 143 278 79 296 204 410 108 231 72 245 166 397 115 225 58 233 164 343 107 184 52 200 143 331 108 170 53 198 133 273 86 146 41 161 113
          Family responsibilities 213 44 153 17 31 183 185 39 131 15 26 159 177 35 125 17 31 146 139 26 97 16 21 117 143 37 93 13 23 120 132 29 92 11 29 103
          In school or training 267 213 52 1 137 129 245 199 44 2 131 114 257 211 43 3 138 119 235 188 45 2 113 121 206 173 32 1 105 102 214 176 34 4 110 104
          Ill health or disability 150 21 92 36 69 81 131 19 84 28 60 71 121 22 73 27 49 72 116 17 71 28 52 64 104 14 69 21 52 52 97 13 57 26 39 58
          Other 4 677 219 364 94 298 379 621 201 331 89 287 334 605 203 314 88 277 328 583 191 311 81 273 311 525 177 273 75 247 278 485 173 239 73 234 251



1 Includes some persons who are not asked if they want a job.
2 Persons who had a job in the prior 12 months must have searched since the end of that job.
3 Includes such things as believes no work available, could not find work, lacks necessary schooling or training, employer thinks too young or old, and other types of discrimination.
4 Includes such things as child care and transportation problems.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment and Earnings, monthly, January issues.

http://stats.bls.gov/newsrels.htm



https://allcountries.org/uscensus/668_persons_not_in_the_labor_force.html

These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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