As hard as it is to believe the BLS never audits that total number. It is my theory that at some point a small adjustment was taken, hoping to make it right when the economy recovered. That number is now 18,501,572 which I believed is the fudged amount how they derive this number may well be a new math as 1+3 +7 ?
There are 5,000,000 less people in the workforce than in year 2,000,/
Number of people retired & 65 years: 49,051,811 [If you are retired 62 to 64.99 you do not count.]
There are 160,459,383 receiving some type of government benefits. /
Disabled Citizens: 10,811,777./
Convicted Felons: 6,635,081,/ School students: 54,739,917,/ Armed Forces: 1,358,957
In Poverty: 43,639,315,/ Citizens without insurance: 40,648,335,/ People in Prison: 2,327,788
Citizens Employed by Government: 23,648,561,/ Self Employed: 8,324,906,
Citizens paying Income tax: 119,280,817
Citizens in private sector: 116,930,008 This is 78.4% of the total.