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Historical Data Files for the Real-Time Data Set

Civilian Labor Force, 16+ (LFC)

Thousands, seasonally adjusted.

Monthly Vintages


Please review the documentation for information on our data collection methods, data sources, and any specific information on this variable.

  • Specific notes on civilian labor force PDF (11 KB, 1 page)
  • Release Dates: Excel (35 KB) The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia thanks Francis Horvath and other staff at the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, for giving us a file of release dates for the data from the U.S. labor market. Beginning with the release of February 8, 1966, the dates cover data from the CPS, such as the unemployment rate, and the CES, such as nonfarm payroll employment and indexes of hours worked.

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