Median age of the labor force, by 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 3.6 Median age of the labor force, by sex, race and ethnicity, 1992, 2002, 2012 and projected 2022

Group

1992

2002

2012

2022

Total

37.1

39.8

41.9

42.6

 

Sex:

Men

37.2

39.8

41.8

42.2

Women

37.0

40.0

42.1

43.1

 

Race:

White

37.3

40.2

42.6

43.3

Black

35.5

38.1

39.7

40.3

Asian

36.2

38.8

40.9

42.9

 

Ethnicity:

Hispanic origin

32.5

34.0

36.9

38.9

White non-Hispanic

37.8

41.1

44.2

44.8

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