Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

Civilian labor force smoothed for adjustments in population controls, 1990–2014, seasonally adjusted

from Labor force and employment estimates smoothed for population adjustments

XLSX version of data


(Numbers in thousands)
Jan Feb Mar April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec

1990

125,845 125,734 125,837 125,697 125,953 125,645 125,816 126,087 126,001 126,116 126,203 126,287

1991

126,112 126,189 126,420 126,742 126,382 126,549 126,384 126,392 126,905 126,909 126,981 126,956

1992

127,566 127,524 127,934 128,184 128,475 128,829 128,945 129,008 128,908 128,444 128,872 128,998

1993

128,856 128,926 129,079 129,077 129,772 129,932 129,931 130,166 129,826 130,145 130,296 130,539

1994

131,210 131,296 131,038 131,272 131,444 131,237 131,341 131,980 132,139 132,477 132,637 132,710

1995

132,811 132,901 132,906 133,404 132,673 132,784 133,193 133,199 133,489 133,607 133,517 133,426

1996

133,545 133,896 134,138 134,381 134,654 134,697 135,302 135,083 135,560 135,982 136,082 136,202

1997

136,560 136,517 137,025 137,164 137,281 137,387 137,668 137,824 137,894 137,865 138,209 138,418

1998

138,370 138,401 138,539 138,465 138,703 138,800 138,947 138,942 139,679 139,685 139,801 140,070

1999

140,456 140,433 140,207 140,452 140,615 140,852 140,977 140,981 141,189 141,353 141,623 141,790

2000

142,260 142,443 142,414 142,724 142,355 142,551 142,232 142,461 142,458 142,556 142,889 143,168

2001

143,713 143,607 143,823 143,462 143,204 143,237 143,527 143,150 143,848 143,938 144,085 144,143

2002

143,715 144,477 144,299 144,536 144,742 144,605 144,593 144,792 145,327 145,083 144,803 144,822

2003

145,054 145,193 145,091 145,517 145,519 146,047 145,456 145,392 145,453 145,614 145,871 145,579

2004

146,111 145,963 146,182 146,074 146,273 146,651 146,867 146,724 146,561 146,922 147,274 147,156

2005

147,161 147,480 147,493 148,010 148,329 148,292 148,470 148,800 148,960 148,992 149,041 148,992

2006

149,292 149,704 149,862 149,917 150,091 150,361 150,371 150,695 150,629 150,993 151,342 151,653

2007

151,885 151,711 151,764 151,138 151,356 151,709 151,708 151,390 152,035 151,791 152,422 152,490

2008

153,260 152,844 153,090 152,943 153,466 153,468 153,614 153,777 153,698 153,994 153,750 153,758

2009

153,759 154,082 153,674 154,044 154,277 154,242 154,025 153,826 153,344 153,297 153,386 152,618

2010

153,247 153,465 153,732 154,407 153,885 153,419 153,501 153,904 153,801 153,469 153,967 153,500

2011

153,682 153,606 153,768 153,970 153,907 153,777 153,714 154,197 154,549 154,411 154,577 154,460

2012

154,696 155,000 155,036 154,870 155,191 155,390 155,239 155,047 155,392 155,834 155,658 155,917

2013

156,059 155,635 155,271 155,653 155,820 156,026 155,903 155,806 155,832 154,903 155,600 155,348

2014

155,771 155,979 156,478 155,722 155,937 156,014 156,369 156,345 156,177 156,582 156,747 156,479

Note: This is a research series and will not match the official labor force estimates in BLS publications or the BLS website databases.
This research series reflects seasonally adjusted Current Population Survey labor force levels that have been smoothed to minimize the effects of level shifts from population control adjustments in the official series in January 2000 and January of 2003–2015.
Data from 1990–1999 were smoothed for the Census 2000 population control adjustment.
Data from 2000–2010 were smoothed for the effects of intercensal adjustments to the Census 2000 population base that occurred in January 2003–2011.
Data from 2000–2011 were smoothed for the 2010 Census population adjustment made in January 2012.
Data from 2010–2014 were smoothed for the effects of intercensal adjustments to the 2010 Census population base made in January 2013–2015.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey (CPS).

Last Modified Date: February 6, 2015

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