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Labor Force Participation Rate - Women (LNU01300002)


Apr 2023: 57.1 (+ more)   Updated: May 5, 2023
Apr 2023:  57.1  
Mar 2023:  57.2  
Feb 2023:  57.2  
Jan 2023:  56.8  
Dec 2022:  56.7  
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Not Seasonally Adjusted




Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  

Release: Employment Situation  

Units:  Percent, Not 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: LNU01300002

Suggested Citation:

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Labor Force Participation Rate - Women [LNU01300002], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis;, May 29, 2023.

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