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Table 2. Civilian labor force participation rates by age, sex, race, and ethnicity, 1992, 2002, 2012, and projected 2022

Table 2. Civilian labor force participation rates by age, sex, race, and ethnicity, 1992, 2002, 2012, and projected 2022

(In percent)

                                       Participation rate             Percentage-point change      Annual growth rate

       Group                     1992     2002     2012     2022      1992-    2002-    2012-    1992-    2002-    2012-
                                                                      2002     2012     2022     2002     2012     2022
                                                        
Total, 16 years and older....... 66.4     66.6     63.7     61.6       0.2     -2.9     -2.1      0.0     -0.4     -0.3
                                                        
Age, years:                                                        
   16 to 24..................... 66.1     63.3     54.9     49.6      -2.9     -8.4     -5.3     -0.4     -1.4     -1.0
   25 to 54..................... 83.6     83.3     81.4     81.0      -0.3     -1.9     -0.4     -0.0     -0.2     -0.1
   55 and older................. 29.7     34.5     40.5     41.5       4.9      6.0      1.0      1.5      1.6      0.3
                                                        
Sex:                                                        
   Men.......................... 75.8     74.1     70.2     67.6      -1.7     -3.9     -2.6     -0.2     -0.5     -0.4
   Women........................ 57.8     59.6     57.7     56.0       1.8     -1.9     -1.7      0.3     -0.3     -0.3
                                                        
Race:                                                        
   White........................ 66.8     66.8     64.0     61.7       0.0     -2.8     -2.3      0.0     -0.4     -0.4
   Black........................ 63.9     64.8     61.5     59.8       0.9     -3.3     -1.7      0.1     -0.5     -0.3
   Asian........................ 66.5     67.2     63.9     63.2       0.7     -3.3     -0.7      0.1     -0.5     -0.1
   All other groups (1).........   -        -      63.9     63.2        -        -      -0.7       -        -        - 
                                                       
Ethnicity:                                                        
   Hispanic origin.............. 66.8     69.1     66.4     65.9       2.3     -2.7     -0.5      0.3     -0.4     -0.1
   Other than Hispanic origin... 66.4     66.2     63.2     60.7      -0.2     -3.0     -2.5     -0.0     -0.5     -0.4
   White non-Hispanic........... 66.7     66.5     63.5     60.8      -0.2     -3.0     -2.7     -0.0     -0.5     -0.4

   (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.



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Last Modified Date: December 19, 2013
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