Employment Projections

Civilian labor force, entrants and leavers

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 3.5 Civilian labor force, entrants and leavers, 2004, 2014, and projected 2024 (numbers in thousands)

Group

2004

2004–14

2014

2014–24

2024

Entrants

Leavers

Stayers

Entrants

Leavers

Stayers

Number, 16 years and older

Total

147,401

33,880

25,360

122,041

155,922

36,416

28,568

127,353

163,770

Men

78,980

17,851

13,949

65,031

82,882

19,664

16,023

66,859

86,524

Women

68,421

16,029

11,411

57,010

73,039

16,752

12,545

60,494

77,246

White

121,086

24,568

22,326

98,760

123,327

30,081

24,553

98,775

126,143

Men

65,994

13,323

12,637

53,357

66,680

16,616

13,114

53,566

67,849

Women

55,092

11,245

9,689

45,403

56,648

13,465

11,439

45,209

58,294

Black

16,638

4,947

2,712

13,926

18,873

4,834

3,022

15,851

20,772

Men

7,773

2,372

1,236

6,537

8,909

2,468

1,491

7,418

9,683

Women

8,865

2,575

1,476

7,389

9,964

2,366

1,531

8,433

11,089

Asian

6,271

2,985

601

5,671

8,760

3,005

823

7,937

10,792

Men

3,396

1,497

349

3,047

4,648

1,521

446

4,202

5,681

Women

2,876

1,488

252

2,624

4,112

1,484

377

3,735

5,111

All other groups(1)

3,406

1,893

257

3,149

4,961

2,032

930

4,031

6,063

Men

1,817

997

169

1,648

2,645

1,199

533

2,112

3,311

Women

1,589

896

88

1,501

2,316

833

397

1,919

2,752

Hispanic origin

19,272

8,032

1,933

17,339

25,370

9,710

1,966

23,405

32,486

Men

11,587

4,289

1,225

10,362

14,651

5,553

1,205

13,446

18,522

Women

7,685

3,743

708

6,977

10,720

4,157

761

9,959

13,964

Other than Hispanic

128,129

25,848

23,427

104,702

130,552

26,706

26,602

103,950

131,284

Men

67,393

13,562

12,724

54,669

68,231

14,111

14,818

53,413

68,002

Women

60,736

12,286

10,703

50,033

62,319

12,595

11,784

50,535

63,282

White Non-Hispanic

103,202

17,990

20,531

91,066

100,661

18,099

19,676

80,986

97,622

Men

55,186

9,596

11,267

43,919

53,515

9,795

11,044

42,471

51,482

Women

48,017

8,394

9,264

47,147

47,147

8,304

8,632

38,515

46,140

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

53.6

52.7

55.0

53.3

53.2

54.0

56.1

52.5

52.8

Women

46.4

47.3

45.0

46.7

46.8

46.0

43.9

47.5

47.2

White

82.1

72.5

88.0

80.9

79.1

82.6

85.9

77.6

77.0

Men

44.8

39.3

49.8

43.7

42.8

45.6

45.9

42.1

41.4

Women

37.4

33.2

38.2

37.2

36.3

37.0

40.0

35.5

35.6

Black

11.3

14.6

10.7

11.4

12.1

13.3

10.6

12.4

12.7

Men

5.3

7.0

4.9

5.4

5.7

6.8

5.2

5.8

5.9

Women

6.0

7.6

5.8

6.1

6.4

6.5

5.4

6.6

6.8

Asian

4.3

8.8

2.4

4.6

5.6

8.3

2.9

6.2

6.6

Men

2.3

4.4

1.4

2.5

3.0

4.2

1.6

3.3

3.5

Women

2.0

4.4

1.0

2.2

2.6

4.1

1.3

2.9

3.1

All other groups(1)

2.3

5.6

1.0

2.6

3.2

5.6

3.3

3.2

3.7

Men

1.2

2.9

0.7

1.4

1.7

3.3

1.9

1.7

2.0

Women

1.1

2.6

0.3

1.2

1.5

2.3

1.4

1.5

1.7

Hispanic origin

13.1

23.7

7.6

14.2

16.3

26.7

6.9

18.4

19.8

Men

7.9

12.7

4.8

8.5

9.4

15.2

4.2

10.6

11.3

Women

5.2

11.0

2.8

5.7

6.9

11.4

2.7

7.8

8.5

Other than Hispanic

86.9

76.3

92.4

85.8

83.7

73.3

93.1

81.6

80.2

Men

45.7

40.0

50.2

44.8

43.8

38.7

51.9

41.9

41.5

Women

41.2

36.3

42.2

41.0

40.0

34.6

41.2

39.7

38.6

White Non-Hispanic

70.0

53.1

81.0

74.6

64.6

49.7

68.9

63.6

59.6

Men

37.4

28.3

44.4

36.0

34.3

26.9

38.7

33.3

31.4

Women

32.6

24.8

36.5

38.6

30.2

22.8

30.2

30.2

28.2

Footnotes:
1The "all 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.

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

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Last Modified Date: December 8, 2015

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