USA: Labor force

(measure: million people; source: The World Bank)

USA: Labor force, million people

: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for the USA from 1990 to 2016. The average value for the USA during that period was 148.58 million people with a minumum of 128.23 million people in 1990 and a maximum of 162.85 million people in 2016. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Definition: Labor force comprises people ages 15 and older who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period. It includes people who are currently employed and people who are unemployed but seeking work as well as first-time job-seekers. Not everyone who works is included, however. Unpaid workers, family workers, and students are often omitted, and some countries do not count members of the armed forces. Labor force size tends to vary during the year as seasonal workers enter and leave.