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November 1993, Vol. 116,
The American Workforce, 1992 to 2005
Historical trends, 1950-92,
and current uncertainties
Ronald E. Kutscher
Associate Commissioner, Office of
Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics
A number of demographic and economic influences
have shaped the workforce during the past four decades. Recent
events have heightened uncertainties surrounding the update of
projections to 2005. This article discusses trends in the
American workforce from 1950 to 1992, and how those trends
compare to predictions of the future course of the U.S. economy.
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