Median age of the labor force, by sex, race and ethnicity

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Table 3.6 Median age of the labor force, by sex, race, and ethnicity, 1996, 2006, 2016 and projected 2026

Group

1996

2006

2016

2026

Total

38.3

40.8

42.0

42.3

Men

38.3

40.6

41.9

42.1

Women

38.2

41.0

42.0

42.5

 

White

41.8

41.3

42.8

43.0

Black

36.4

38.7

39.4

40.0

Asian

37.0

40.1

41.2

42.5

 

Hispanic origin

33.9

35.6

37.8

39.3

White non-Hispanic

39.1

42.4

44.2

44.1

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

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