Definitions for "Discouraged workers"
Keywords:  unemployed, worker, labor, jobless, bls
Classified as not in the labor force. A worker is counted as discouraged if they are available for work but did not look for work in the last four weeks. They are not counted as unemployed because they have not made specific efforts to find work.
Individuals who would like to work and are available for work, but are not actively seeking it because of a stated belief that no suitable job is available or because they do not know where to get jobs.
People who have no jobs, are willing to work, and are available for work but have stopped searching for work because of their discouraging experience.