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Workforce Population Charts
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Current Population Survey (CPS)

Workforce Population charts are based on the CPS Labor Force Statistics database. This database contains aggregated survey responses that reflect the civilian noninstitutional population. This population excludes people serving in the Armed Forces, and people living in institutions such as residential nursing and care facilities and correctional institutions. Only persons age 16 and over that are classified as in the labor force are included in the charts.

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Count of Workforce Population by Year, 2003 - 2019

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Current Population Survey (CPS)

Count of Workforce Population by Year, 2003 - 2019


Year# of Workers in Thousands
2003137,736
2004139,252
2005141,730
2006144,427
2007146,047
2008145,362
2009139,877
2010139,064
2011139,869
2012142,469
2013143,929
2014146,305
2015148,834
2016151,436
2017153,337
2018155,761
2019157,538

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Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Current Population Survey (CPS)
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Current Population Survey (CPS)

The Current Population Survey (CPS) is a monthly survey of households conducted by the Bureau of Census for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It provides a comprehensive body of data on the labor force, employment, unemployment, persons not in the labor force, hours of work, earnings, and other demographic and labor force characteristics.

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