2.08 Workforce Participation

This page includes data from the U.S. Census Bureau on workforce participation. The workforce participation rate is the proportion of the working age population―between the ages of 16 and 64―in the labor force, including both persons who are employed and those who are unemployed. A person of working age is classified as working full-time, year-round if they report usually working 35 hours or more per week for 50 to 52 weeks in the past 12 months. A person in this age range who reports usually working 1 to 34 hours per week and/or 1 to 49 weeks in the past 12 months is classified as working part-time. Similarly, the disabled workforce participation rates are calculated for the proportion of the population ages 20 to 64 with a disability.


U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates


Disabled workforce participation rate is not calculated for the population ages 16 to 19 with a disability. Weeks worked include paid vacation and paid sick leave.