Civilian labor force, entrant and leavers

This table also can be found in the article, "Labor force projections to 2022: the labor force participation rate continues to fall," published in the December 2013 Monthly Labor Review.

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Table 3.5 Civilian labor force, entrant and leavers, 2002, 2012, and projected 2022
(Numbers in thousands)

Group

2002

2002—2012

2012

2012—22

2022

Entrants

Leavers

Stayers

Entrants

Leavers

Stayers

Number, 16 years and older

Total

144,863

33,226

23,115

121,749

154,975

35,429

26,954

128,021

163,450

Men

77,500

17,742

12,915

64,585

82,327

19,723

15,137

67,190

86,913

Women

67,364

15,484

10,200

57,164

72,648

15,706

11,817

60,831

76,537

 

White

120,150

24,115

20,581

99,569

123,684

25,821

22,583

101,101

126,923

Men

65,308

13,292

11,679

53,629

66,921

14,789

12,722

54,199

68,989

Women

54,842

10,823

8,902

45,940

56,763

11,032

9,861

46,902

57,934

 

Black

16,565

4,541

2,708

13,858

18,400

5,033

3,185

15,184

20,247

Men

7,794

2,109

1,309

6,485

8,594

2,523

1,570

6,994

9,547

Women

8,772

2,432

1,399

7,373

9,805

2,510

1,615

8,190

10,700

 

Asian

6,604

2,394

811

5,793

8,188

3,025

1,078

7,109

10,135

Men

3,567

1,237

470

3,097

4,334

1,601

594

3,740

5,341

Women

3,037

1,157

341

2,696

3,853

1,424

484

3,369

4,794

 

All other groups1

1,544

-

-

-

4,703

-

-

-

6,145

Men

831

-

-

-

2,478

-

-

-

3,036

Women

713

-

-

-

2,227

-

-

-

3,109

 

Hispanic origin

17,943

7,969

1,522

16,422

24,391

9,220

2,432

21,959

31,179

Men

10,610

4,292

876

9,734

14,026

5,371

1,472

12,554

17,925

Women

7,334

3,677

646

6,688

10,365

3,849

960

9,405

13,254

 

Other than Hispanic origin

126,920

25,257

21,593

105,327

130,584

26,209

24,522

106,062

132,271

Men

66,890

13,450

12,039

54,851

68,301

14,352

13,665

54,636

68,988

Women

60,030

11,807

9,554

50,476

62,283

11,857

10,857

51,426

63,283

 

White Non-Hispanic

103,349

17,863

19,320

84,029

101,892

17,858

20,319

81,573

99,431

Men

55,340

9,597

10,612

44,728

54,325

10,235

11,278

43,047

53,282

Women

48,009

8,266

8,708

39,301

47,567

7,623

9,041

38,526

46,149

 

Share (percent), 16 years and older

Total

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Men

53.5

53.4

55.9

53.0

53.1

55.7

56.2

52.5

53.2

Women

46.5

46.6

44.1

47.0

46.9

44.3

43.8

47.5

46.8

 

White

82.9

72.6

89.0

81.8

79.8

72.9

83.8

79.0

77.7

Men

45.1

40.0

50.5

44.0

43.2

41.7

47.2

42.3

42.2

Women

37.9

32.6

38.5

37.7

36.6

31.1

36.6

36.6

35.4

 

Black

11.4

13.7

11.7

11.4

11.9

14.2

11.8

11.9

12.4

Men

5.4

6.3

5.7

5.3

5.5

7.1

5.8

5.5

5.8

Women

6.1

7.3

6.1

6.1

6.3

7.1

6.0

6.4

6.5

 

Asian

4.6

7.2

3.5

4.8

5.3

8.5

4.0

5.6

6.2

Men

2.5

3.7

2.0

2.5

2.8

4.5

2.2

2.9

3.3

Women

2.1

3.5

1.5

2.2

2.5

4.0

1.8

2.6

2.9

 

All other groups1

-

-

-

-

3.0

-

-

-

3.8

Men

-

-

-

-

1.6

-

-

-

1.9

Women

-

-

-

-

1.4

-

-

-

1.9

 

Hispanic origin

12.4

24.0

6.6

13.5

15.7

26.0

9.0

17.2

19.1

Men

7.3

12.9

3.8

8.0

9.1

15.2

5.5

9.8

11.0

Women

5.1

11.1

2.8

5.5

6.7

10.9

3.6

7.3

8.1

 

Other than Hispanic

87.6

76.0

93.4

86.5

84.3

74.0

91.0

82.8

80.9

Men

46.2

40.5

52.1

45.1

44.1

40.5

50.7

42.7

42.2

Women

41.4

35.5

41.3

41.5

40.2

33.5

40.3

40.2

38.7

 

White Non-Hispanic

71.3

53.8

83.6

69.0

65.7

50.4

75.4

63.7

60.8

Men

38.2

28.9

45.9

36.7

35.1

28.9

41.8

33.6

32.6

Women

33.1

24.9

37.7

32.3

30.7

21.5

33.5

30.1

28.2

Footnotes:
  1The ďall other groups" category includes (1) those classified as 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. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Last Modified Date: December 19, 2013