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What is total number of people in US workforce?

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2009-05-28 16:48:12
2009-05-28 16:48:12

The U.S Department of Labor has the unemplyment rate currently at 7.2%, which it states is 11.1million people out of work. So divide 11.1/.072=154 million in the workfore. http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm As of April 2009, the specific number was 154,731,000 in the civilianworkforce. There are also approximately 1,500,000 in the military workforce. FYI, the current population of the US is 306,531,009, meaning that more than half of the US is working. Out of the whole population, 11.1 million are out of work, 43 million are elderly (65+), 48 million are stay-at-home moms/dads, and 73 million are children under 18.

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