Economic dependency ratio

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 Table 3.5 Economic dependency ratio, 1998, 2008, 2018 and projected 2028 (Per hundred in the labor force)

Group

1998

2008

2018

2028

Total population

94.2

95.1

100.6

103.5

Under 16

44.6

41.8

40.0

38.8

16 to 64

28.7

33.4

35.5

34.2

65 and older

21.9

20.9

26.0

31.4

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

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Last Modified Date: September 4, 2019