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September 1987

Labor force projections: 1986 to 2000

Howard N Fullerton, Jr.

According to BLS projections, there will be 139 million persons in the 2000 labor force, representing a slowdown in the rate of growth after 1986; because of population or participation growth rates, blacks, Hispanics, and Asians and others are expected to increase their representation in the labor pool.

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