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

Group

Level

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

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

16 to 19

7,096

7,586

5,823

4,473

490

-1,763

-1,350

6.9

-23.2

-23.2

5.5

5.2

3.8

2.7

0.7

-2.6

-2.6

20 to 24

14,521

14,780

15,462

13,989

259

682

-1,473

1.8

4.6

-9.5

11.3

10.2

10.0

8.6

0.2

0.5

-1.0

25 to 54

91,429

101,720

101,253

103,195

10,291

-467

1,942

11.3

-0.5

1.9

71.4

70.2

65.3

63.1

1.1

0.0

0.2

25 to 34

35,369

32,196

33,465

36,786

-3,173

1,269

3,321

-9.0

3.9

9.9

27.6

22.2

21.6

22.5

-0.9

0.4

1.0

35 to 44

33,899

36,927

32,734

34,810

3,028

-4,193

2,076

8.9

-11.4

6.3

26.5

25.5

21.1

21.3

0.9

-1.2

0.6

45 to 54

22,160

32,597

35,054

31,600

10,437

2,457

-3,454

47.1

7.5

-9.9

17.3

22.5

22.6

19.3

3.9

0.7

-1.0

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

55 to 64

11,587

16,308

24,710

28,317

4,721

8,402

3,607

40.7

51.5

14.6

9.0

11.3

15.9

17.3

3.5

4.2

1.4

65 to 74

2,932

3,665

6,344

10,915

733

2,679

4,571

25.0

73.1

72.1

2.3

2.5

4.1

6.7

2.3

5.6

5.6

75 and older

542

804

1,383

2,561

262

579

1,178

48.3

72.0

85.2

0.4

0.6

0.9

1.6

4.0

5.6

6.4

 

Men, 16 years and older

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

16 to 24

11,521

11,639

11,050

9,582

118

-589

-1,468

1.0

-5.1

-13.3

9.0

8.0

7.1

5.9

0.1

-0.5

-1.4

16 to 19

3,751

3,870

2,940

2,316

119

-930

-624

3.2

-24.0

-21.2

2.9

2.7

1.9

1.4

0.3

-2.7

-2.4

20 to 24

7,770

7,769

8,110

7,266

-1

341

-844

0.0

4.4

-10.4

6.1

5.4

5.2

4.4

0.0

0.4

-1.1

25 to 54

49,882

54,568

54,053

55,768

4,686

-515

1,715

9.4

-0.9

3.2

38.9

37.7

34.9

34.1

0.9

-0.1

0.3

25 to 34

19,495

17,596

18,083

20,212

-1,899

487

2,129

-9.7

2.8

11.8

15.2

12.1

11.7

12.4

-1.0

0.3

1.1

35 to 44

18,347

19,829

17,607

19,061

1,482

-2,222

1,454

8.1

-11.2

8.3

14.3

13.7

11.4

11.7

0.8

-1.2

0.8

45 to 54

12,040

17,143

18,363

16,495

5,103

1,220

-1,868

42.4

7.1

-10.2

9.4

11.8

11.8

10.1

3.6

0.7

-1.1

55 and older

8,561

11,293

17,224

21,563

2,732

5,931

4,339

31.9

52.5

25.2

6.7

7.8

11.1

13.2

2.8

4.3

2.3

55 to 64

6,551

8,750

12,879

14,370

2,199

4,129

1,491

33.6

47.2

11.6

5.1

6.0

8.3

8.8

2.9

3.9

1.1

65 to 74

1,681

2,079

3,508

5,748

398

1,429

2,240

23.7

68.7

63.9

1.3

1.4

2.3

3.5

2.1

5.4

5.1

75 and older

329

464

837

1,445

135

373

608

41.0

80.4

72.6

0.3

0.3

0.5

0.9

3.5

6.1

5.6

 

Women, 16 years and older

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

16 to 24

10,096

10,728

10,235

8,880

632

-493

-1,355

6.3

-4.6

-13.2

7.9

7.4

6.6

5.4

0.6

-0.5

-1.4

16 to 19

3,345

3,716

2,883

2,156

371

-833

-727

11.1

-22.4

-25.2

2.6

2.6

1.9

1.3

1.1

-2.5

-2.9

20 to 24

6,750

7,012

7,352

6,724

262

340

-628

3.9

4.8

-8.5

5.3

4.8

4.7

4.1

0.4

0.5

-0.9

25 to 54

41,547

47,152

47,200

47,427

5,605

48

227

13.5

0.1

0.5

32.4

32.5

30.5

29.0

1.3

0.0

0.0

25 to 34

15,875

14,600

15,382

16,574

-1,275

782

1,192

-8.0

5.4

7.7

12.4

10.1

9.9

10.1

-0.8

0.5

0.7

35 to 44

15,552

17,098

15,127

15,749

1,546

-1,971

622

9.9

-11.5

4.1

12.1

11.8

9.8

9.6

1.0

-1.2

0.4

45 to 54

10,120

15,454

16,692

15,104

5,334

1,238

-1,588

52.7

8.0

-9.5

7.9

10.7

10.8

9.2

4.3

0.8

-1.0

55 and older

6,499

9,484

15,213

20,230

2,985

5,729

5,017

45.9

60.4

33.0

5.1

6.5

9.8

12.4

3.9

4.8

2.9

55 to 64

5,035

7,558

11,830

13,947

2,523

4,272

2,117

50.1

56.5

17.9

3.9

5.2

7.6

8.5

4.1

4.6

1.7

65 to 74

1,251

1,586

2,836

5,167

335

1,250

2,331

26.8

78.8

82.2

1.0

1.1

1.8

3.2

2.4

6.0

6.2

75 and older

213

340

546

1,117

127

206

571

59.6

60.6

104.6

0.2

0.2

0.4

0.7

4.8

4.9

7.4

 

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

Men

60,168

65,308

66,921

68,989

5,140

1,613

2,068

8.5

2.5

3.1

47.0

45.1

43.2

42.2

0.8

0.2

0.3

Women

48,669

54,842

56,763

57,934

6,173

1,921

1,171

12.7

3.5

2.1

38.0

37.9

36.6

35.4

1.2

0.3

0.2

 

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

Men

6,997

7,794

8,594

9,547

797

800

953

11.4

10.3

11.1

5.5

5.4

5.5

5.8

1.1

1.0

1.1

Women

7,166

8,772

9,805

10,700

1,606

1,033

895

22.4

11.8

9.1

5.6

6.1

6.3

6.5

2.0

1.1

0.9

 

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

Men

2,799

3,567

4,334

5,341

768

767

1,007

27.4

21.5

23.2

2.2

2.5

2.8

3.3

2.5

2.0

2.1

Women

2,305

3,037

3,853

4,794

732

816

941

31.8

26.9

24.4

1.8

2.1

2.5

2.9

2.8

2.4

2.2

 

All other groups1

-

1,544

4,703

6,145

-

-

1,442

-

-

30.7

-

-

3.0

3.8

-

-

2.7

Men

-

831

2,478

3,036

-

-

558

-

-

22.5

-

-

1.6

1.9

-

-

2.1

Women

-

713

2,227

3,109

-

-

882

-

-

39.6

-

-

1.4

1.9

-

-

3.4

 

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

Men

6,900

10,610

14,026

17,925

3,710

3,416

3,899

53.8

32.2

27.8

5.4

7.3

9.1

11.0

4.4

2.8

2.5

Women

4,439

7,334

10,365

13,254

2,895

3,031

2,889

65.2

41.3

27.9

3.5

5.1

6.7

8.1

5.1

3.5

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

Men

63,064

66,890

68,301

68,988

3,826

1,411

687

6.1

2.1

1.0

49.2

46.2

44.1

42.2

0.6

0.2

0.1

Women

53,702

60,030

62,283

63,283

6,328

2,253

1,000

11.8

3.8

1.6

41.9

41.4

40.2

38.7

1.1

0.4

0.2

 

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

Men

53,984

55,340

54,325

53,282

1,356

-1,015

-1,043

2.5

-1.8

-1.9

42.1

38.2

35.1

32.6

0.2

-0.2

-0.2

Women

44,740

48,009

47,567

46,149

3,269

-442

-1,418

7.3

-0.9

-3.0

34.9

33.1

30.7

28.2

0.7

-0.1

-0.3

Footnotes:
  1 The ďall other groups" category includes (1) those classified as of being of multiple racial origin and (2) the race categories of (2a) American Indian and Alaska Native and (2b) Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders.
Note: Dash indicates no data collected for category. Details may not sum to totals because of rounding.

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

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