The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that over 93,482,000 Americans were neither employed nor had made an effort to find employment in March. BLS generally skews numbers lower to help whoever is the seated President. This means the numbers are far higher.
March’s non-participation level continues a multi-month trend of decline after the number of people out of the workforce hit a record high of 94,610,000 in October — declining another 206,000 compared to February.
292,000 more people were out of the work force compared to March 2015.
The labor force participation rate over the month of March remained relatively unchanged at 63 percent (compared to 62.9 percent in February), higher than it was a year ago.