Employment Projections

Economic dependency ratio

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 3.7 Economic dependency ratio, 1992, 2002, 2012, and projected 2022
(Numbers in thousands)

Group

1992

2002

2012

2022

Total population

91.7

97.5

101.7

106.5

Under 16

43.6

44.7

42.3

42.0

16 to 64

26.9

32.3

37.5

37.1

65 and older

21.2

21.5

22.9

28.2

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

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