Table 1. Civilian labor force by age, gender, race, and ethnicity, 1994, 2004, 2014, and projected 2024

Table 1. Civilian labor force, by age, gender, race, and ethnicity, 1994, 2004, 2014, and projected 2024
(Numbers in thousands)
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                         |                                   |                       |                      |                               |     Annual growth    
                         |                Level              |         Change        |     Percent change   |       Percent distribution    |     rate (percent)   
          Group          |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                         |        |        |        |        | 1994- |       |       | 1994-|       |       |       |       |       |       | 1994-|       |       
                         |  1994  |  2004  |  2014  |  2024  | 2004  |2004-14|2014-24| 2004 |2004-14|2014-24|  1994 |  2004 |  2014 |  2024 | 2004 |2004-14|2014-24
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                         |        |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |       |       |       |       |       |       |      |       |       
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 
                         |        |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |       |       |       |       |       |       |      |       |       
Age, years:              |        |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |       |       |       |       |       |       |      |       |       
   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 
   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 
   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 
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Gender:                  |        |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |       |       |       |       |       |       |      |       |       
   Men                   | 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 
   Women                 | 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 
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Race:                    |        |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |       |       |       |       |       |       |      |       |       
   White                 |111,082 |121,086 |123,327 |126,143 |10,004 | 2,241 | 2,816 |  9.0 |   1.9 |   2.3 |  84.8 |  82.1 |  79.1 |  77.0 |  0.9 |   0.2 |   0.2 
   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 
   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 
   All other groups(1)   |    _   |  3,406 |  4,961 |  6,063 |   _   | 1,555 | 1,102 |   _  |  45.7 |  22.2 |    _  |   2.3 |   3.2 |   3.7 |   _  |   3.8 |   2.0 
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Ethnicity:               |        |        |        |        |       |       |       |      |       |       |       |       |       |       |      |       |       
   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 
   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 
   White non-Hispanic    |100,462 |103,202 |100,661 | 97,622 | 2,740 |-2,541 |-3,039 |  2.7 |  -2.5 |  -3.0 |  76.7 |  70.0 |  64.6 |  59.6 |  0.3 |  -0.2 |  -0.3 
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Age of baby boomers      |30 to 48|40 to 58|50 to 68|60 to 78|       |       |       |      |       |       |       |       |       |       |      |       |       
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   1 The "all other groups" category includes (1) those classified as being of multiple racial origin and (2) the racial categories of American Indian and
Alaska Native; and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders.
   Note: Dash indicates no data collected for category. Details may not sum to totals because of rounding.
   Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics



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