Both the labor force participation rate, of 62.1 percent, and the employment-population ratio, of 59.9 percent, changed little in November and this has been demonstrated. The U.S. labor force participation rate is 62.10%, compared to 62.20% last month and 61.90% last year. This is lower than the long-term average of 62.84%.
The Census Bureau currently collects data on industry, occupation, and class of workers for Americans who are part of the workforce in several surveys. The U.S. labor force participation rate, provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is the sum of the total number of employed and unemployed people seeking work in the United States as a percentage of the working-age population. In addition, under particularly severe economic conditions, the labor force participation rate may decrease as people stop looking for work.
The EEO tabulation, based on data from the American Community Survey, highlights the gender, race and ethnicity diversity of the American workforce. Census Bureau workforce statistics provide information on employment status, employment dynamics, and work experience (typical hours worked and number of weeks worked in the past year).