Table 1. Civilian labor force by age, sex, race, and ethnicity, 1992, 2002, 2012, and projected 2022

Table 1. Civilian labor force by age, sex, race, and ethnicity, 1992, 2002, 2012, and projected 2022

(In thousands]                                                                                                                                            


            Group                             Level                      Change                Percent change        Percent distribution    Annual growth rate
																	          (percent)      
                                                                                                                                           
                                1992      2002      2012      2022   1992-   2002-  2012-   1992-  2002-  2012-    1992  2002  2012  2022   1992-  2002-  2012-
                                                                     2002    2012   2022    2002   2012   2022                              2002   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 groups (1)......      -      1,544     4,703     6,145      -    3,159  1,442      -   204.6   30.7      -    1.1   3.0   3.8      -    11.8    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

   1 The "all other groups" category includes (1) those classified as 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.



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