The percentage of 25-54 year-olds employed is 78.0% for July. It was 77.8% in June. But that is still below the 79.7% in Dec 2007 when recession started. Click here to see the BLS data.The percentage of the adult population employed was 59.74% in July (the civilian noninstitutional population 16 years and over). That is up from 59.63% in June. Click here to go to that data.
Here is the timeline graph of the percentage of 25-54 year-olds employed since 2006.
Now going all the way back to 1948