Persons Not in the Labor Force: 2006

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 597):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 24 rows and 7 columns.

In thousands (77,387 represents 77,387,000). Annual average of monthly figures. Civilian noninstitutional population 16 years old and over. Based on the Current Population Survey; see text, Section 1, Population, and Appendix III


  1. Includes some persons who are not asked if they want a job.
  2. Persons who had a job in the prior 12 months must have searched
    since the end of that job.
  3. Includes such things as believes no work available, could not find work,
    lacks necessary schooling or training, employer thinks too young
    or old, and other types of discrimination.
  4. Includes such things as child care and transportation problems.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.