Discouraged workers (Current Population Survey)

What is Discouraged workers (Current Population Survey)?

Discouraged workers (Current Population Survey) meaning in Labor terms is Persons not in the labor force who want and are available for a job and who have looked for work sometime in the past 12 months (or since the end of their last job if they held one within the past 12 months), but who are not currently looking because they believe there are no jobs available or there are none for which they would qualify.


reference: Glossary: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – United States Department of Labor