Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Employment Projections

Economic dependency ratio

Other available formats: (XLSX)

Table 3.5. Economic dependency ratio, 1999, 2009, 2019 and projected 2029 (Per hundred in the labor force)

Group

1999

2009

2019

2029

Total population

93.6

97.2

100.2

104.1

Under 16

44.2

42.1

39.7

38.8

16 to 64

28.8

34.7

35.0

34.2

65 and older

21.7

21.3

26.4

32.0

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

 

Last Modified Date: September 1, 2020