There were 94,333,000 Americans not participating in the labor force in July, a decline of 184,000 people from the previous month, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday.
The bureau counts those not in the labor force as people who do not have a job and did not actively seek one in the past four weeks.
The labor force participation rate, which is the percentage of the population that has a job or actively looked for one in the past month, increased from 62.7 percent in June to 62.8 percent in July.
There were 56,620,000 women not in the labor force in July, a decline of 235,000 from the previous month. Their participation rate increased from 56.6 percent in June to 56.8 percent in July.
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