My workflow is usally to import a folder, then pare the amount down using the Reject flag on the photos I don't want. For my job I need to know how many images I have left to know if I need to pare down more or add a few rejects back in. I can't find that photo count anywhere in CC.
if you are saving all images in one drive and one directory, say photos, you can only see the complete number in Library only. go to menue "library" and tick: show all directories" (or so, I use a German version).