Application of the Critical Theory
Civilian Labor Force
The aim of the information contained within thispage is to clear up some of misconceptions about the US labor force.
"According to the CPS definitions, the civilian labor force comprises all civilians in the noninstitutional population (Those in prison, metal falucities, nursing homes, and etc.) 16 years and over classified as "employed" or "unemployed" according to the following criteria: Employed civilians comprise
Unemployed persons comprise all civilians who had no employment during the reference week, who made specific efforts to find a job within the previous 4 weeks (such as applying directly to an employer, or to a public employment service, or checking with friends), and who were available for work during that week, except for temporary illness. Persons on layoff from a job and expecting recall are also classified as unemployed. All other civilian persons, 16 years old and over, are not in the labor force."