Definitions for "Civilian Labor Force"
The sum of all employed and unemployed persons 16 years of age or older in the noninstitutional population but not in the Armed Forces.
The CLF is an estimate of all civilian non-institutionalized persons 16 years of age and over who are classified as employed or unemployed and seeking employment.
That portion of the population age sixteen and older which is either employed or unemployed and actively seeking employment, excluding members of the armed forces and the institutionalized population.