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Winter 2011–12 Vol. 55, Number 4

Labor force


 

Labor force participation rates for men and women, 1960–2010 and projected 2020, in percent
Labor force 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 Projected 2020
Total 59.4 60.4 63.8 66.5 67.1 64.7 62.6
Men 83.3 79.7 77.4 76.4 74.8 71.2 68.2
Women 37.7 43.3 50.9 57.5 59.9 58.6 57.1

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