Labor Force Statistics from The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) U.S. Employment Situation Report for April 2012. Selected information provided from Table A – Household data, seasonally adjusted.
Of particular note is the Labor Force Participation Rate. This number fell again in April to 63.6%. That’s the second decline in a row and the lowest rate since December 1981.
|Category (numbers in
|Apr. 2011||Feb. 2012||Mar. 2012||Apr. 2012|
|Civilian Non-Institutional Population||239,000||242,435||242,604||242,784|
|Civilian Labor Force||153,420||154,871||154,707||164,365|
|Not in Labor Force||85,726||87,664||87,897||88,419|