Civilian labor force, by age, sex, race, and ethnicity

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Table 3.1 Civilian labor force, by age, sex, race, and ethnicity, 1996, 2006, 2016, and projected 2026
(Numbers in thousands)

Group

Level

Change

Percent change

Percent distribution

Annual growth rate (percent)

1996

2006

2016

2026

1996–06

2006–16

2016–26

1996–06

2006–16

2016–26

1996

2006

2016

2026

1996–06

2006–16

2016–26

 

Total, 16 years and older

133,943

151,428

159,187

169,650

17,485

7,759

10,463

13.1

5.1

6.6

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

1.2

0.5

0.6

 

Age, years:

16 to 24

21,183

22,394

21,202

19,868

1,211

-1,192

-1,334

5.7

-5.3

-6.3

15.8

14.8

13.3

11.7

0.6

-0.5

-0.6

25 to 54

96,786

103,566

102,248

107,634

6,780

-1,318

5,386

7.0

-1.3

5.3

72.3

68.4

64.2

63.4

0.7

-0.1

0.5

55 and older

15,974

25,468

35,737

42,148

9,494

10,269

6,411

59.4

40.3

17.9

11.9

16.8

22.4

24.8

4.8

3.4

1.7

 

Gender:

Men

72,087

81,255

84,755

89,277

9,168

3,500

4,522

12.7

4.3

5.3

53.8

53.7

53.2

52.6

1.2

0.4

0.5

Women

61,857

70,173

74,432

80,373

8,316

4,259

5,941

13.4

6.1

8.0

46.2

46.3

46.8

47.4

1.3

0.6

0.8

 

Race:

White

113,108

123,834

124,658

129,214

10,726

824

4,556

9.5

0.7

3.7

84.4

81.8

78.3

76.2

0.9

0.1

0.4

Black

15,134

17,314

19,637

21,554

2,180

2,323

1,917

14.4

13.4

9.8

11.3

11.4

12.3

12.7

1.4

1.3

0.9

Asian

5,703

6,727

9,562

12,209

1,024

2,835

2,647

18.0

42.1

27.7

4.3

4.4

6.0

7.2

1.7

3.6

2.5

All other groups1

3,552

5,330

6,673

1,778

1,343

50.1

25.2

2.3

3.3

3.9

4.1

2.3

 

Ethnicity:

Hispanic origin

12,774

20,694

26,797

34,915

7,920

6,103

8,118

62.0

29.5

30.3

9.5

13.7

16.8

20.6

4.9

2.6

2.7

Other than Hispanic origin

121,169

130,734

132,390

134,735

9,565

1,656

2,345

7.9

1.3

1.8

90.5

86.3

83.2

79.4

0.8

0.1

0.2

White non-Hispanic

100,915

104,629

100,878

98,407

3,714

-3,751

-2,471

3.7

-3.6

-2.4

75.3

69.1

63.4

58.0

0.4

-0.4

-0.2

 

Age of baby boomers

32 to 50

42 to 60

52 to 70

62 to 80

Footnotes:
1 The "all other groups" category includes (1) those classified as being of multiple racial origin and (2) the racial 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. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Last Modified Date: October 24, 2017