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Job seekers line up to enter a job fair at the Alameda County Office of Education on April 24, 2013 in Hayward, California. Over 100 job seekers attended the annual education job fair hosted by the Alameda County Office of Education where 200 jobs were available ranging from teachers to …

Record 94,708,000 Americans NOT in Labor Force

The BLS reports that last month 94,708,000 Americans were neither employed nor made an effort to find employment — due to discouragement, retirement, education, or otherwise — last month.

Job seekers fill out paperwork during the HireLive Career Fair on November 12, 2015 in San Francisco, California. The national unemployment rate stands at 5 percent. (Photo by )

93,482,000 Americans Out of Labor Force in March

The number of Americans not participating in the workforce in March dipped again compared to the previous month but was still higher than it was a year ago, according to Labor Department data released Friday.

Job seekers fill out paperwork during the HireLive Career Fair on November 12, 2015 in San Francisco, California.

94,446,000 Americans NOT In Work Force

While the economy added 211,000 jobs in November, the number of Americans not participating in the work force exceeded 94 million for a fourth month in a row, according to Labor Department data released Friday.

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Record 56,647,000 Women Not in Labor Force

More than 56 million women were not of the U.S. labor force last month, according to new government data released Friday. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 56,647,000 women, ages 16 and older during the month of September were neither employed nor had made specific efforts to find work in the past four weeks.

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Record 94,031,000 People Not In Labor Force

The number of people not in the labor force exceeded 94 million for the first time, hitting another record high in August, according to new jobs data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Gallup Ignores All-Time High Food Stamp Usage As Reason For 7-Year Low Percentage Americans Struggling To Afford Food

Gallup explains its poll results in terms of an “improving U.S. job market,” at a time when a record 93,194,000 Americans were not in the labor force in April, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In addition, though Gallup shows a 3.5 percent decrease in the percentage of blacks struggling to afford food, data released Friday by the BLS shows that the unemployment rate for African Americans was nearly twice the national average, and more than double the unemployment rate for whites last month.

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55,951,000 Women Outside Labor Force

Mirroring the national numbers, the number of women outside the workforce experienced a slight decline in May, according to data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Foreign-Born More Likely To Have Job Than Native-Born Americans

In 2014, the unemployment rate for foreign-born people was 5.6 percent, compared to 6.3 percent for native-born Americans. Both groups experienced declines in unemployment from the year prior when foreign-born unemployment was 6.9 percent and native-born was 7.5 percent.

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Record 93,175,000 Americans Not In The Labor Force

March was the first month on record where the number of people not in the labor force — whether due to discouraged worker, baby boomers hitting retirement or otherwise — surpassed 93 million.

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February Ties Record: 92,898,000 Americans Not In The Workforce

Despite the seemingly rosy 5.5 percent unemployment rate, 92,898,000 Americans ages 16 and over were neither employed nor had made “specific efforts to find employment sometime during the 4-week period ending with the reference week,” a record number of people out of the workforce.