Civilian labor force, entrants and leavers

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Table 3.5 Civilian labor force, entrants and leavers, 2006, 2016, and projected 2026 (Numbers in thousands)

Group

2006

2006–16

2016

2016–26

2026

Entrants

Leavers

Stayers

Entrants

Leavers

Stayers

Number, 16 years and older

Total

151,428

35,004

27,245

124,183

159,187

38,781

28,319

130,868

169,650

Men

81,255

18,290

14,790

66,465

84,755

20,413

15,891

68,864

89,277

Women

70,173

16,714

12,455

57,718

74,432

18,368

12,428

62,004

80,373

 

White

123,834

24,970

24,145

99,689

124,658

27,913

23,358

101,301

129,214

Men

67,613

13,481

13,530

54,083

67,564

14,980

13,288

54,276

69,256

Women

56,221

11,489

10,615

45,606

57,095

12,933

10,070

47,025

59,958

 

Black

17,314

5,175

2,853

14,461

19,637

5,467

3,549

16,087

21,554

Men

8,128

2,451

1,264

6,864

9,315

2,587

1,784

7,531

10,118

Women

9,186

2,724

1,589

7,597

10,321

2,880

1,765

8,556

11,436

 

Asian

6,727

3,510

675

6,052

9,562

3,918

1,270

8,292

12,209

Men

3,621

1,817

347

3,274

5,091

2,057

664

4,427

6,484

Women

3,106

1,693

328

2,778

4,471

1,861

606

3,865

5,726

 

All other groups1

3,552

1,620

764

2,789

5,330

2,011

668

4,662

6,673

Men

1,893

795

426

1,467

2,785

1,023

388

2,397

3,420

Women

1,660

825

338

1,322

2,545

988

280

2,265

3,253

 

Hispanic origin

20,694

8,362

2,259

18,435

26,797

11,035

2,917

23,880

34,915

Men

12,488

4,376

1,468

11,020

15,396

6,105

1,768

13,628

19,733

Women

8,206

3,986

791

7,415

11,401

4,930

1,149

10,252

15,182

 

Other than Hispanic origin

130,734

26,642

24,986

105,748

132,390

27,746

25,402

106,988

134,735

Men

68,767

13,914

13,322

55,445

69,359

14,308

14,123

55,236

69,544

Women

61,967

12,728

11,664

50,303

63,031

13,438

11,279

51,752

65,191

 

White Non-Hispanic

104,629

18,087

21,838

91,215

100,878

18,443

20,914

51,091

98,407

Men

55,953

9,701

11,885

44,068

53,769

9,708

11,796

41,973

51,682

Women

48,676

8,386

9,953

47,147

47,109

8,735

9,118

9,118

46,726

 

Share (percent), 16 years and older

Total

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Men

53.7

52.3

54.3

53.5

53.2

52.6

56.1

52.6

52.6

Women

46.3

47.7

45.7

46.5

46.8

47.4

43.9

47.4

47.4

 

White

81.8

71.3

88.6

80.3

78.3

72.0

82.5

77.4

76.2

Men

44.7

38.5

49.7

43.6

42.4

38.6

46.9

41.5

40.8

Women

37.1

32.8

39.0

36.7

35.9

33.3

35.6

35.9

35.3

 

Black

11.4

14.8

10.5

11.6

12.3

14.1

12.5

12.3

12.7

Men

5.4

7.0

4.6

5.5

5.9

6.7

6.3

5.8

6.0

Women

6.1

7.8

5.8

6.1

6.5

7.4

6.2

6.5

6.7

 

Asian

4.4

10.0

2.5

4.9

6.0

10.1

4.5

6.3

7.2

Men

2.4

5.2

1.3

2.6

3.2

5.3

2.3

3.4

3.8

Women

2.1

4.8

1.2

2.2

2.8

4.8

2.1

3.0

3.4

 

All other groups1

2.3

4.6

2.8

2.2

3.3

5.2

2.4

3.6

3.9

Men

1.3

2.3

1.6

1.2

1.7

2.6

1.4

1.8

2.0

Women

1.1

2.4

1.2

1.1

1.6

2.5

1.0

1.7

1.9

 

Hispanic origin

13.7

23.9

8.3

14.8

16.8

28.5

10.3

18.2

20.6

Men

8.2

12.5

5.4

8.9

9.7

15.7

6.2

10.4

11.6

Women

5.4

11.4

2.9

6.0

7.2

12.7

4.1

7.8

8.9

 

Other than Hispanic

86.3

76.1

91.7

85.2

83.2

71.5

89.7

81.8

79.4

Men

45.4

39.7

48.9

44.6

43.6

36.9

49.9

42.2

41.0

Women

40.9

36.4

42.8

40.5

39.6

34.7

39.8

39.5

38.4

 

White Non-Hispanic

69.1

51.7

80.2

73.5

63.4

47.6

73.9

39.0

58.0

Men

37.0

27.7

43.6

35.5

33.8

25.0

41.7

32.1

30.5

Women

32.1

24.0

36.5

38.0

29.6

22.5

32.2

7.0

27.5

 

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

Source: Employment Projections program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Last Modified Date: October 24, 2017