Employment Projections

Economic dependency ratio

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 3.7 Economic dependency ratio, 1994, 2004, 2014 and projected 2024
(per hundred in the labor force)

Group

1994

2004

2014

2024

Total population

96.4

96.7

102.6

108.1

Under 16

45.8

43.7

41.9

42.0

16 to 64

29.6

33.0

37.6

36.9

65 and older

22.2

21.0

24.0

30.1

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

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Last Modified Date: December 8, 2015

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