Civilian Labor Force<quoted text> It's 9 million. Since Obama took office 9 million people have left the work force.
Jan 2008" 154,063 thousand
Current: 155708 thousand.
Civilian Labor Force BLS :A term used by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to describe the subset of Americans who have jobs or are seeking a job, are at least 16 years old, are not serving in the military and are not institutionalized. In other words, all Americans who are eligible to work in the everyday U.S. economy.