Economic dependency ratio

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Table 3.7 Economic dependency ratio, 1996, 2006, 2016 and projected 2026 (Per hundred in the labor force)

Group

1996

2006

2016

2026

Total population

95.8

95.0

100.6

103.7

Under 16

45.4

42.6

40.4

38.9

16 to 64

29.3

32.6

36.8

35.0

65 and older

22.2

20.7

24.9

30.9

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

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Last Modified Date: October 24, 2017