Employment Projections

Civilian noninstitutional population by age, sex, race, and ethnicity

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 3.2 Civilian noninstitutional population by age, sex, race, and ethnicity, 1992, 2002, 2012 and projected 2022
(Numbers in thousands)

Group

Level

Change

Annual growth rate

Percent distribution

1992

2002

2012

2022

1992—2002

2002—2012

2012—2022

1992—2002

2002—2012

2012—2022

1992

2002

2012

2022

Total, 16 years and older

192,805

217,570

243,284

265,253

24,765

25,714

21,969

1.2

1.1

0.9

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

16 to 24

32,687

35,343

38,783

37,194

2,656

3,440

-1,589

0.8

0.9

-0.4

17.0

16.2

15.9

14.0

16 to 19

13,840

15,995

16,984

16,405

2,155

989

-579

1.5

0.6

-0.3

7.2

7.4

7.0

6.2

20 to 24

18,846

19,348

21,799

20,789

502

2,451

-1,010

0.3

1.2

-0.5

9.8

8.9

9.0

7.8

25 to 54

109,336

122,076

124,314

127,471

12,740

2,238

3,157

1.1

0.2

0.3

56.7

56.1

51.1

48.1

25 to 34

42,278

38,471

40,975

45,348

-3,807

2,504

4,373

-0.9

0.6

1.0

21.9

17.7

16.8

17.1

35 to 44

39,852

43,894

39,642

42,577

4,042

-4,252

2,935

1.0

-1.0

0.7

20.7

20.2

16.3

16.1

45 to 54

27,206

39,711

43,697

39,546

12,505

3,986

-4,151

3.9

1.0

-1.0

14.1

18.3

18.0

14.9

55 and older

50,783

60,151

80,187

100,588

9,368

20,036

20,401

1.7

2.9

2.3

26.3

27.6

33.0

37.9

55 to 64

20,604

26,343

38,317

41,942

5,739

11,974

3,625

2.5

3.8

0.9

10.7

12.1

15.7

15.8

65 to 74

18,012

17,999

23,654

34,245

-13

5,655

10,591

0.0

2.8

3.8

9.3

8.3

9.7

12.9

75 and older

12,167

15,809

18,216

24,402

3,642

2,407

6,186

2.7

1.4

3.0

6.3

7.3

7.5

9.2

Men, 16 years and older

92,270

104,585

117,343

128,651

12,315

12,758

11,308

1.3

1.2

0.9

47.9

48.1

48.2

48.5

16 to 24

16,349

17,772

19,546

18,735

1,423

1,774

-811

0.8

1.0

-0.4

8.5

8.2

8.0

7.1

16 to 19

7,023

8,145

8,657

8,339

1,122

512

-318

1.5

0.6

-0.4

3.6

3.7

3.6

3.1

20 to 24

9,326

9,627

10,889

10,396

301

1,262

-493

0.3

1.2

-0.5

4.8

4.4

4.5

3.9

25 to 54

53,648

59,939

60,959

63,219

6,291

1,020

2,260

1.1

0.2

0.4

27.8

27.5

25.1

23.8

25 to 34

20,792

19,036

20,205

22,761

-1,756

1,169

2,556

-0.9

0.6

1.2

10.8

8.7

8.3

8.6

35 to 44

19,585

21,524

19,416

21,085

1,939

-2,108

1,669

0.9

-1.0

0.8

10.2

9.9

8.0

7.9

45 to 54

13,271

19,379

21,339

19,373

6,108

1,960

-1,966

3.9

1.0

-1.0

6.9

8.9

8.8

7.3

55 and older

22,273

26,874

36,838

46,696

4,601

9,964

9,858

1.9

3.2

2.4

11.6

12.4

15.1

17.6

55 to 64

9,776

12,641

18,416

20,246

2,865

5,775

1,830

2.6

3.8

1.0

5.1

5.8

7.6

7.6

65 to 74

7,969

8,160

11,036

16,019

191

2,876

4,983

0.2

3.1

3.8

4.1

3.8

4.5

6.0

75 and older

4,527

6,073

7,386

10,431

1,546

1,313

3,045

3.0

2.0

3.5

2.3

2.8

3.0

3.9

Women, 16 years and older

100,535

112,985

125,941

136,603

12,450

12,956

10,662

1.2

1.1

0.8

52.1

51.9

51.8

51.5

16 to 24

16,338

17,571

19,238

18,459

1,233

1,667

-779

0.7

0.9

-0.4

8.5

8.1

7.9

7.0

16 to 19

6,818

7,850

8,327

8,066

1,032

477

-261

1.4

0.6

-0.3

3.5

3.6

3.4

3.0

20 to 24

9,520

9,721

10,910

10,393

201

1,189

-517

0.2

1.2

-0.5

4.9

4.5

4.5

3.9

25 to 54

55,688

62,137

63,355

64,252

6,449

1,218

897

1.1

0.2

0.1

28.9

28.6

26.0

24.2

25 to 34

21,486

19,435

20,770

22,587

-2,051

1,335

1,817

-1.0

0.7

0.8

11.1

8.9

8.5

8.5

35 to 44

20,267

22,370

20,226

21,492

2,103

-2,144

1,266

1.0

-1.0

0.6

10.5

10.3

8.3

8.1

45 to 54

13,935

20,332

22,358

20,173

6,397

2,026

-2,185

3.9

1.0

-1.0

7.2

9.3

9.2

7.6

55 and older

28,510

33,277

43,348

53,892

4,767

10,071

10,544

1.6

2.7

2.2

14.8

15.3

17.8

20.3

55 to 64

10,828

13,702

19,902

21,696

2,874

6,200

1,794

2.4

3.8

0.9

5.6

6.3

8.2

8.2

65 to 74

10,043

9,839

12,617

18,225

-204

2,778

5,608

-0.2

2.5

3.7

5.2

4.5

5.2

6.9

75 and older

7,640

9,736

10,830

13,971

2,096

1,094

3,141

2.5

1.1

2.6

4.0

4.5

4.5

5.3

White,16 years and older

162,972

179,783

193,204

205,668

16,811

13,421

12,464

1.0

0.7

0.6

84.5

82.6

79.4

77.5

Men

78,651

87,361

94,266

100,941

8,710

6,905

6,675

1.1

0.8

0.7

40.8

40.2

38.7

38.1

Women

84,321

92,422

98,938

104,727

8,101

6,516

5,789

0.9

0.7

0.6

43.7

42.5

40.7

39.5

Black, 16 years and older

22,147

25,578

29,907

33,835

3,431

4,329

3,928

1.5

1.6

1.2

11.5

11.8

12.3

12.8

Men

9,896

11,391

13,508

15,467

1,495

2,117

1,959

1.4

1.7

1.4

5.1

5.2

5.6

5.8

Women

12,251

14,187

16,400

18,368

1,936

2,213

1,968

1.5

1.5

1.1

6.4

6.5

6.7

6.9

Asian, 16 years and older

7,685

9,833

12,815

16,026

2,148

2,982

3,211

2.5

2.7

2.3

4.0

4.5

5.3

6.0

Men

3,723

4,697

6,000

7,480

974

1,303

1,480

2.4

2.5

2.2

1.9

2.2

2.5

2.8

Women

3,964

5,136

6,815

8,545

1,172

1,679

1,730

2.6

2.9

2.3

2.1

2.4

2.8

3.2

All other groups1

-

2,376

7,357

9,725

-

4,981

2,368

-

12.0

2.8

-

1.0

3.0

3.7

Men

-

1,136

3,569

4,763

-

2,433

1,194

-

12.1

2.9

-

0.5

1.5

1.8

Women

-

1,240

3,788

4,963

-

2,548

1,175

-

11.8

2.7

-

0.5

1.6

1.9

Hispanic origin, 16 years and older

16,961

25,963

36,759

47,310

9,002

10,796

10,551

4.3

3.5

2.6

8.8

11.9

15.1

17.8

Men

8,553

13,221

18,434

23,966

4,668

5,213

5,532

4.5

3.4

2.7

4.4

6.1

7.6

9.0

Women

8,408

12,742

18,324

23,344

4,334

5,582

5,020

4.2

3.7

2.5

4.4

5.9

7.5

8.8

Other than Hispanic origin, 16 years and older

175,844

191,607

206,525

217,943

15,763

14,918

11,418

0.9

0.8

0.5

91.2

88.1

84.9

82.2

Men

83,717

91,364

98,909

104,685

7,647

7,545

5,776

0.9

0.8

0.6

43.4

42.0

40.7

39.5

Women

92,127

100,243

107,617

113,259

8,116

7,374

5,642

0.8

0.7

0.5

47.8

46.1

44.2

42.7

White non-Hispanic, 16 years and older

148,029

155,457

160,338

163,542

7,428

4,881

3,204

0.5

0.3

0.2

76.8

71.5

65.9

61.7

Men

71,076

74,956

77,743

79,539

3,880

2,787

1,796

0.5

0.4

0.2

36.9

34.5

32.0

30.0

Women

76,953

80,502

82,595

84,003

3,549

2,093

1,408

0.5

0.3

0.2

39.9

37.0

34.0

31.7

Age of baby-boomers

28 to 46

38 to 56

48 to 66

58 to 76

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

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