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Aging into the 21st Century

Table 13 - Civilian Labor Force Participation Ratios, by Age, Sex, and Race: 1994, 2000, and 2005 (Labor force participation in percent. Projections based on sample data for past years.)

 

MALE

FEMALE

 

1994

2000

2005

1994

2000

2005

ALL RACES            

55-64

65.5 66.0 65.6 48.9 53.4 56.6

65-74

21.7 22.3 22.8 13.6 14.7 16.0

75+

8.6 8.4 8.2 3.5 4.0 4.3
WHITE            

55-64

66.4 67.1 66.7 49.4 54.5 58.0

65-74

22.4 23.0 23.7 13.8 15.2 16.8

75+

8.6 8.5 8.2 3.4 3.9 4.2
BLACK            

55-64

54.6 53.8 53.1 45.3 46.9 48.4

65-74

15.6 14.7 14.3 12.7 12.4 12.6

75+

6.9 7.2 7.7 4.2 4.2 4.4
HISPANIC ORIGIN1            

55-64

63.7 62.1 61.4 38.0 38.0 38.1

65-74

17.6 17.5 17.3 10.1 11.7 12.6

75+

8.0 5.8 5.6 3.7 3.2 3.5

SOURCE: Unpublished data provided by H. N. Fullerton, Jr., U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment Projections. See also: Fullerton, H. N. Jr. (1995). The 2005 labor force: Growing, but slowly. Monthly Labor Review, 118 (11), 29-44.

1Hispanics may be of any race.

Table compiled by the National Aging Information Center

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