Civilian labor force by age, sex, race, and ethnicity

This table also can be found in the article, "Labor force projections to 2022: the labor force participation rate continues to fall," published in the December 2013 Monthly Labor Review.

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Table 3.1 Civilian labor force by age, sex, race, and ethnicity, 1992, 2002, 2012, and projected 2022
(Numbers in thousands)

Group

Levels

Change

Percent change

Percent distribution

Annual growth rate (percent)

1992

2002

2012

2022

1992—2002

2002—2012

2012—2022

1992—2002

2002—2012

2012—2022

1992

2002

2012

2022

1992—2002

2002—2012

2012—2022

 

Total, 16 years and older

128,105

144,863

154,975

163,450

16,758

10,112

8,475

13.1

7.0

5.5

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

1.2

0.7

0.5

 

Age, years:

16 to 24

21,617

22,366

21,285

18,462

749

-1,081

-2,823

3.5

-4.8

-13.3

16.9

15.4

13.7

11.3

0.3

-0.5

-1.4

25 to 54

91,429

101,720

101,253

103,195

10,292

-467

1,942

11.3

-0.5

1.9

71.4

70.2

65.3

63.1

1.1

0.0

0.2

55 and older

15,060

20,777

32,437

41,793

5,717

11,660

9,356

38.0

56.1

28.8

11.8

14.3

20.9

25.6

3.3

4.6

2.6

 

Sex:

Men

69,964

77,500

82,327

86,913

7,536

4,827

4,586

10.8

6.2

5.6

54.6

53.5

53.1

53.2

1.0

0.6

0.5

Women

58,141

67,364

72,648

76,537

9,223

5,284

3,889

15.9

7.8

5.4

45.4

46.5

46.9

46.8

1.5

0.8

0.5

 

Race:

White

108,837

120,150

123,684

126,923

11,313

3,534

3,239

10.4

2.9

2.6

85.0

82.9

79.8

77.7

1.0

0.3

0.3

Black

14,162

16,565

18,400

20,247

2,403

1,835

1,847

17.0

11.1

10.0

11.1

11.4

11.9

12.4

1.6

1.1

1.0

Asian

5,106

6,604

8,188

10,135

1,498

1,584

1,947

29.3

24.0

23.8

4.0

4.6

5.3

6.2

2.6

2.2

2.2

All other groups1

-

1,544

4,703

6,145

-

3,1592

1,442

-

204.62

30.7

-

1.1

3.0

3.8

-

11.82

2.7

 

Ethnicity:

Hispanic origin

11,338

17,943

24,391

31,179

6,605

6,448

6,788

58.3

35.9

27.8

8.9

12.4

15.7

19.1

4.7

3.1

2.5

Other than Hispanic origin

116,767

126,920

130,584

132,271

10,153

3,664

1,687

8.7

2.9

1.3

91.1

87.6

84.3

80.9

0.8

0.3

0.1

White non-Hispanic

98,724

103,349

101,892

99,431

4,625

-1,457

-2,461

4.7

-1.4

-2.4

77.1

71.3

65.7

60.8

0.5

-0.1

-0.2

 

Age of baby boomers

28 to 46

38 to 56

48 to 66

58 to 76

Footnotes:
  1 The ďall other groups" category includes (1) those classified as being of multiple racial origin and (2) the racial categories of (2a) American Indian and Alaska Native and (2b) Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders.
  2 Number shown is based on calculated, rather than estimated, 2002 figure.

Source: Employment Projections program, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Last Modified Date: December 19, 2013