60.7%
of Americans age 16+ were employed in July 2019

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Additional Information: This translates into 157.3 million employed Americans. That figure covers people 16 and older in the 50 states and the District of Columbia who do not live in institutions (for example, jails, long-term care hospitals, and nursing homes) and who are not on active duty in the armed forces.
Reference: For more information, read the 2019 Bureau of Labor Statistics analysis, "Employment Status of the Civilian Population by Sex and Age." "Employment Status of the Civilian Population by Sex and Age."

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