Civilian labor force by detailed age, gender, race, and ethnicity

This table also can be found in the article, "Labor force projections to 2024: the labor force is growing, but slowly," published in the December 2015 Monthly Labor Review.

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Table 3.4 Civilian labor force, by detailed age, gender, race, and ethnicity, 1994, 2004, 2014, and projected 2024 (numbers in thousands)

Group

Level

Change

Percent change

Percent distribution

Annual growth rate (percent)

1994

2004

2014

2024

1994–2004

2004–14

2014–24

1994–2004

2004–14

2014–24

1994

2004

2014

2024

1994–2004

2004–14

2014–24

Total, 16 years and older

131,056

147,401

155,922

163,770

16,345

8,521

7,848

12.5

5.8

5.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

1.2

0.6

0.5

16 to 24

21,612

22,268

21,295

18,498

656

-973

-2,797

3.0

-4.4

-13.1

16.5

15.1

13.7

11.3

0.3

-0.4

-1.4

16 to 19

7,481

7,114

5,654

4,343

-367

-1,460

-1,311

-4.9

-20.5

-23.2

5.7

4.8

3.6

2.7

-0.5

-2.3

-2.6

20 to 24

14,131

15,154

15,641

14,154

1,023

487

-1,487

7.2

3.2

-9.5

10.8

10.3

10.0

8.6

0.7

0.3

-1.0

25 to 54

93,898

102,122

100,767

104,697

8,224

-1,355

3,930

8.8

-1.3

3.9

71.6

69.3

64.6

63.9

0.8

-0.1

0.4

25 to 34

34,353

32,207

34,199

36,887

-2,146

1,992

2,688

-6.2

6.2

7.9

26.2

21.8

21.9

22.5

-0.6

0.6

0.8

35 to 44

35,226

36,158

32,506

35,973

932

-3,652

3,467

2.6

-10.1

10.7

26.9

24.5

20.8

22.0

0.3

-1.1

1.0

45 to 54

24,318

33,758

34,062

31,837

9,440

304

-2,225

38.8

0.9

-6.5

18.6

22.9

21.8

19.4

3.3

0.1

-0.7

55 and older

15,547

23,011

33,860

40,575

7,464

10,849

6,715

48.0

47.1

19.8

11.9

15.6

21.7

24.8

4.0

3.9

1.8

55 to 64

11,713

18,013

25,502

27,154

6,300

7,489

1,652

53.8

41.6

6.5

8.9

12.2

16.4

16.6

4.4

3.5

0.6

65 to 74

3,140

3,990

6,845

10,609

850

2,855

3,764

27.1

71.6

55.0

2.4

2.7

4.4

6.5

2.4

5.5

4.5

75 and older

694

1,007

1,512

2,812

313

505

1,300

45.1

50.1

86.0

0.5

0.7

1.0

1.7

3.8

4.1

6.4

 

Men, 16 years and older

70,817

78,980

82,882

86,524

8,163

3,902

3,642

11.5

4.9

4.4

54.0

53.6

53.2

52.8

1.1

0.5

0.4

16 to 24

11,435

11,673

11,009

9,526

238

-664

-1,483

2.1

-5.7

-13.5

8.7

7.9

7.1

5.8

0.2

-0.6

-1.4

16 to 19

3,896

3,616

2,827

2,242

-280

-789

-585

-7.2

-21.8

-20.7

3.0

2.5

1.8

1.4

-0.7

-2.4

-2.3

20 to 24

7,540

8,057

8,182

7,284

517

125

-898

6.9

1.6

-11.0

5.8

5.5

5.2

4.4

0.7

0.2

-1.2

25 to 54

50,782

54,972

53,925

55,950

4,190

-1,047

2,025

8.3

-1.9

3.8

38.7

37.3

34.6

34.2

0.8

-0.2

0.4

25 to 34

18,854

17,798

18,478

20,002

-1,056

680

1,524

-5.6

3.8

8.2

14.4

12.1

11.9

12.2

-0.6

0.4

0.8

35 to 44

18,966

19,539

17,547

19,624

573

-1,992

2,077

3.0

-10.2

11.8

14.5

13.3

11.3

12.0

0.3

-1.1

1.1

45 to 54

12,962

17,635

17,900

16,324

4,673

265

-1,576

36.1

1.5

-8.8

9.9

12.0

11.5

10.0

3.1

0.1

-0.9

55 and older

8,600

12,334

17,948

21,048

3,734

5,614

3,100

43.4

45.5

17.3

6.6

8.4

11.5

12.9

3.7

3.8

1.6

55 to 64

6,423

9,547

13,361

13,862

3,124

3,814

501

48.6

39.9

3.7

4.9

6.5

8.6

8.5

4.0

3.4

0.4

65 to 74

1,763

2,211

3,729

5,646

448

1,518

1,917

25.4

68.7

51.4

1.3

1.5

2.4

3.4

2.3

5.4

4.2

75 and older

414

576

859

1,540

162

283

681

39.1

49.1

79.3

0.3

0.4

0.6

0.9

3.4

4.1

6.0

 

Women, 16 years and older

60,239

68,421

73,039

77,246

8,182

4,618

4,207

13.6

6.7

5.8

46.0

46.4

46.8

47.2

1.3

0.7

0.6

16 to 24

10,177

10,595

10,286

8,972

418

-309

-1,314

4.1

-2.9

-12.8

7.8

7.2

6.6

5.5

0.4

-0.3

-1.4

16 to 19

3,585

3,498

2,827

2,102

-87

-671

-725

-2.4

-19.2

-25.6

2.7

2.4

1.8

1.3

-0.2

-2.1

-2.9

20 to 24

6,592

7,097

7,459

6,871

505

362

-588

7.7

5.1

-7.9

5.0

4.8

4.8

4.2

0.7

0.5

-0.8

25 to 54

43,116

47,150

46,842

48,747

4,034

-308

1,905

9.4

-0.7

4.1

32.9

32.0

30.0

29.8

0.9

-0.1

0.4

25 to 34

15,499

14,409

15,721

16,885

-1,090

1,312

1,164

-7.0

9.1

7.4

11.8

9.8

10.1

10.3

-0.7

0.9

0.7

35 to 44

16,259

16,619

14,958

16,350

360

-1,661

1,392

2.2

-10.0

9.3

12.4

11.3

9.6

10.0

0.2

-1.0

0.9

45 to 54

11,357

16,123

16,163

15,513

4,766

40

-650

42.0

0.2

-4.0

8.7

10.9

10.4

9.5

3.6

0.0

-0.4

55 and older

6,947

10,676

15,912

19,527

3,729

5,236

3,615

53.7

49.0

22.7

5.3

7.2

10.2

11.9

4.4

4.1

2.1

55 to 64

5,289

8,466

12,141

13,292

3,177

3,675

1,151

60.1

43.4

9.5

4.0

5.7

7.8

8.1

4.8

3.7

0.9

65 to 74

1,377

1,780

3,117

4,963

403

1,337

1,846

29.3

75.1

59.2

1.1

1.2

2.0

3.0

2.6

5.8

4.8

75 and older

281

431

654

1,272

150

223

618

53.4

51.7

94.5

0.2

0.3

0.4

0.8

4.4

4.3

6.9

 

White

111,083

121,086

123,328

126,143

10,003

2,242

2,815

9.0

1.9

2.3

84.8

82.1

79.1

77.0

0.9

0.2

0.2

Men

60,727

65,994

66,680

67,849

5,267

686

1,169

8.7

1.0

1.8

46.3

44.8

42.8

41.4

0.8

0.1

0.2

Women

50,356

55,092

56,648

58,294

4,736

1,556

1,646

9.4

2.8

2.9

38.4

37.4

36.3

35.6

0.9

0.3

0.3

 

Black

14,502

16,638

18,873

20,772

2,136

2,235

1,899

14.7

13.4

10.1

11.1

11.3

12.1

12.7

1.4

1.3

1.0

Men

7,089

7,773

8,909

9,683

684

1,136

774

9.6

14.6

8.7

5.4

5.3

5.7

5.9

0.9

1.4

0.8

Women

7,413

8,865

9,964

11,089

1,452

1,099

1,125

19.6

12.4

11.3

5.7

6.0

6.4

6.8

1.8

1.2

1.1

 

Asian

5,473

6,271

8,760

10,792

798

2,489

2,032

14.6

39.7

23.2

4.2

4.3

5.6

6.6

1.4

3.4

2.1

Men

3,002

3,396

4,648

5,681

394

1,252

1,033

13.1

36.9

22.2

2.3

2.3

3.0

3.5

1.2

3.2

2.0

Women

2,472

2,876

4,112

5,111

404

1,236

999

16.3

43.0

24.3

1.9

2.0

2.6

3.1

1.5

3.6

2.2

 

All other groups(1)

-

3,406

4,961

6,063

-

1,555

1,102

-

45.7

22.2

-

-

3.2

3.7

-

3.8

2.0

Men

-

1,817

2,645

3,311

-

828

666

-

45.6

25.2

-

-

1.7

2.0

-

3.8

2.3

Women

-

1,589

2,316

2,752

-

727

436

-

45.8

18.8

-

-

1.5

1.7

-

3.8

1.7

 

Hispanic origin

11,975

19,272

25,370

32,486

7,297

6,098

7,116

60.9

31.6

28.0

9.1

13.1

16.3

19.8

4.9

2.8

2.5

Men

7,210

11,587

14,651

18,522

4,377

3,064

3,871

60.7

26.4

26.4

5.5

7.9

9.4

11.3

4.9

2.4

2.4

Women

4,765

7,685

10,720

13,964

2,920

3,035

3,244

61.3

39.5

30.3

3.6

5.2

6.9

8.5

4.9

3.4

2.7

 

Other than Hispanic origin

119,081

128,129

130,552

131,284

9,048

2,423

732

7.6

1.9

0.6

90.9

86.9

83.7

80.2

0.7

0.2

0.1

Men

63,607

67,393

68,231

68,002

3,786

838

-230

6.0

1.2

-0.3

48.5

45.7

43.8

41.5

0.6

0.1

0.0

Women

55,474

60,736

62,319

63,282

5,262

1,583

963

9.5

2.6

1.5

42.3

41.2

40.0

38.6

0.9

0.3

0.2

 

White non-Hispanic

100,462

103,202

100,661

97,622

2740

-2541

-3039

2.7

-2.5

-3.0

76.7

70.0

64.6

59.6

0.3

-0.2

-0.3

Men

54,306

55,186

53,515

51,482

880

-1671

-2033

1.6

-3.0

-3.8

41.4

37.4

34.3

31.4

0.2

-0.3

-0.4

Women

46,157

48,017

47,147

46,140

1860

-870

-1007

4.0

-1.8

-2.1

35.2

32.6

30.2

28.2

0.4

-0.2

-0.2

Footnotes:
  1 The "all other groups" category includes (1) those classified as of being of multiple racial origin and (2) the race categories of (2a) American Indian and Alaska Native and (2b) Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders.
Note: Dash indicates no data collected for category. Details may not sum to totals because of rounding.

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

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