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What will be the labor force participation rate (total 16 and older) in the U.S. for October 2025?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports information about many things in the U.S. One is the civilian labor force participation rate, 16 and older. Here’s a longer-term chart.

Note how this differs from the participation rate of people 16 to 54, which is far higher (this excludes most retired people, and also some disabled people since many disabilities are strongly correlated with age). This question will be focusing on the broader 16+ metric.

What will the BLS report as the U.S. civilian labor force participation rate (total including all ethnicities, 16 and older) for October of 2025?


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