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Does anybody know how many people are employed in the USA?

I need a number for a research paper. thanks a lot for any..


Asked by Anonymous at 10:01 AM on Mar. 28, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Per US Department of Labor - Bureau of labor statistics

    see :

    as of Oct 2007 : Raw data, not seasonally adjusted.

    Out of total US population of 232,715,000

    of which 153,516,000 are in labor force (= working & looking for work)

    of which 146,743,000 are actually working.

    My guess is that these numbers do not include illegal alien workers, or

    workers that work as independent contractors.
    According to the US BoLS site, in 2008, 120,589,850 are employed out of an estimated 330,000,000 citizens. Statistics for 2009 are not yet complete. However, unemployment increased from 4.2%, in '07' to 9.8% as of sept, 2009.


    Answer by Anonymous at 10:29 AM on Mar. 28, 2010


    Answer by older at 10:15 AM on Mar. 28, 2010

  •'d think the person writing a RESEARCH paper would actually do their OWN "research!"

    To think some people have NO IDEA what it was like to have to trudge to the LIBRARY, search through a card catalog or microfiche, to locate a book, to then check out said book, read said book, and type on a TYPEWRITER, a research paper. LOL

    Google makes doing research papers so much easier these days!

    Answer by LoriKeet at 10:22 AM on Mar. 28, 2010