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Not in Labor Force Women (LNS15000002)


Apr 2024: 58,098 (+ more)   Updated: May 3, 2024 7:46 AM CDT
Apr 2024:  58,098  
Mar 2024:  58,197  
Feb 2024:  58,156  
Jan 2024:  58,336  
Dec 2023:  58,805  
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Thousands of Persons,
Seasonally Adjusted




Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  

Release: Employment Situation  

Units:  Thousands of Persons, Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Monthly


To obtain estimates of women worker employment, the ratio of weighted women employees to the weighted all employees in the sample is assumed to equal the same ratio in the universe. The current month's women worker ratio, thus, is estimated and then multiplied by the all-employee estimate. The weighted-difference-link-and-taper formula (described in the source) is used to estimate the current month's women worker ratio. This formula adds the change in the matched sample's women worker ratio (the weighted-difference link) to the prior month's estimate, which has been slightly modified to reflect changes in the sample composition (the taper).

The series comes from the 'Current Population Survey (Household Survey)'

The source code is: LNS15000002

Suggested Citation:

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Not in Labor Force Women [LNS15000002], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/LNS15000002, May 27, 2024.

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