Uninsured Rate and Employment
How does the uninsured rate vary by employment status in the United States?
The labor force is the sum of people who are employed and people who are unemployed, meaning they do not have a job but are actively seeking one. The labor force includes all people classified in the civilian labor force, plus members of the U.S. Armed Forces (people on active duty with the United States Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard).
People who are not actively seeking work are considered not in the labor force. This group consists mainly of students, housewives, retired workers, seasonal workers interviewed in an off season who were not looking for work, institutionalized people, and people doing only incidental unpaid family work (less than 15 hours during the reference week).
Note that children and seniors are excluded from this data, since it only covers people between ages 19 and 64.
About the Data
Data is from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS), 1-year estimates, Table B27011. LiveStories calculated the percentages. The population considered here only includes people who are 19 to 64 years.