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February 16, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Labor Force Projections to 2020

Percent change in civilian labor force by race and ethnicity, 1990 to 2000, 2000 to 2010, and projected 2010 to 2020 (percent)
Race and ethnicity 1990–2000 2000–2010 Projected 2010–2020


13.3 7.9 6.8

Hispanic or Latino

55.7 36.3 34.0


34.8 15.6 30.1

Black or African American

19.3 8.9 10.2

White non-Hispanic

5.0 1.2 -1.5

These data are featured in the TED article, Labor Force Projections to 2020.



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