Find the most recent annual averages for selected labor force characteristics. Data are presented by sex, age, race and Hispanic origin, educational attainment, marital status, and parental status when available.

Civilian Noninstitutional Population by Sex, Race and Hispanic Ethnicity

 

 

Civilian Noninstitutional Population by Sex, Race and Hispanic Ethnicity
Sex, race and Hispanic ethnicity 2016 Annual Averages - (population in thousands) 2016 Annual Averages - (population in percentages) 2024 Projections - (population in thousands) 2024 Projections - (population in percentages)
Total 253,538 100 269,092 100
White 198,215 78.2 207,570 77.1
Black 31,889 12.6 34,769 12.9
Asian 15,121 6 17,143 6.4
Other 8,312 3.3 9,609 3.6
Hispanic 40,697 16.1 49,272 18.3
Women 131,040 51.7 138,366 51.4
White 101,354 40 105,613 39.2
Black 17,365 6.8 18,819 7
Asian 8,057 3.2 9,173 3.4
Other 4,265 1.7 4,760 1.8
Hispanic 20,430 8.1 24,334 9
Men 122,497 48.3 130,726 48.6
White 96,861 38.2 101,957 37.9
Black 14,525 5.7 15,950 5.9
Asian 7,064 2.8 7,970 3
Other 4,047 1.6 4,849 1.8
Hispanic 20,266 8 24,938 9.3

Based on persons 16 years of age and older.The "other" category includes persons of two or more races and the racial categories of American Indian and Alaska Native; and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders. Hispanics may be of any race.
Source: 2016 Current Population Survey and 2024 Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Labor Force by Sex, Race and Hispanic Ethnicity

 

 

Labor Force by Sex, Race and Hispanic Ethnicity
Sex, Race and Hispanic Ethnicity 2016 Annual Averages - (population in thousands) 2016 Annual Averages (population in percentages) 2024 Projections - (population in thousands) 2024 Projections - (population in percentages)
Total 159,187 100 163,770 100
White 124,658 78.3 126,143 77
Black 19,637 12.3 20,772 12.7
Asian 9,562 6 10,792 6.6
Other 5,330 3.3 6,063 3.7
Hispanic 26,797 16.8 32,486 19.8
Women 74,432 46.8 77,246 47.2
White 57,095 35.9 58,294 35.6
Black 10,321 6.5 11,089 6.8
Asian 4,471 2.8 5,111 3.1
Other 2,545 1.6 2,752 1.7
Hispanic 11,401 7.2 13,964 8.5
Men 84,755 53.2 86,524 52.8
White 67,564 42.4 67,849 41.4
Black 9,315 5.9 9,683 5.9
Asian 5,091 3.2 5,681 3.5
Other 2,785 1.7 3,311 2
Hispanic 15,396 9.7 18,522 11.3

Includes persons in the civilian noninstitutional population 16 years of age and older that are employed or actively looking for work. The "other" category includes persons of two or more races and the racial categories of American Indian and Alaska Native; and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders. Hispanics may be of any race.
Source: 2016 Current Population Survey and 2024 Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Percent Distribution of the Labor Force by Age and Sex

 

 

Percent Distribution of the Labor Force by Age and Sex
Sex, race and Hispanic ethnicity 2016 Annual Averages - (population in thousands) 2016 Annual Averages (population in percentages) 2024 Projections - (population in thousands) 2024 Projections - (population in percentages)
Women        
16 to 19 years 2,894 3.9 2,102 2.7
20 to 24 years 7,359 9.9 6,871 8.9
25 to 34 years 16,369 22 16,885 21.9
35 to 44 years 15,134 20.3 16,350 21.2
45 to 54 years 16,019 21.5 15,513 20.1
55 to 64 years 12,527 16.8 13,292 17.2
65 years and older 4,130 5.5 6,235 8.1
Men        
16 to 19 years 2,995 3.5 2,242 2.6
20 to 24 years 7,954 9.4 7,284 8.4
25 to 34 years 19,151 22.6 20,002 23.1
35 to 44 years 17,686 20.9 19,624 22.7
45 to 54 years 17,890 21.1 16,324 18.9
55 to 64 years 13,938 16.4 13,862 16
65 years and older 5,141 6.1 7,186 8.3

Includes persons in the civilian noninstitutional population that are employed or actively looking for work.
Source: 2016 annual averages, Current Population Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Percent Distribution of the Female Labor Force by Age, Race, and Hispanic Ethnicity

 

 

Percent Distribution of the Female Labor Force by Age, Race, and Hispanic Ethnicity
Race and Hispanic ethnicity, age Number in the female labor force (in thousands) Share of the female labor force (percent)
Total    
16 to 19 years 2,894 3.9
20 to 24 years 7,359 9.9
25 to 54 years 47,522 63.8
55 to 64 years 12,527 16.8
65 years and older 4,130 5.5
White    
16 to 19 years 2,224 3.9
20 to 24 years 5,471 9.6
25 to 54 years 35,721 62.6
55 to 64 years 10,195 17.9
65 years and older 3,484 6.1
Black    
16 to 19 years 379 3.7
20 to 24 years 1,168 11.3
25 to 54 years 6,994 67.8
55 to 64 years 1,399 13.6
65 years and older 383 3.7
Asian    
16 to 19 years 88 2
20 to 24 years 342 7.6
25 to 54 years 3,168 70.9
55 to 64 years 680 15.2
65 years and older 192 4.3
Hispanic    
16 to 19 years 557 4.9
20 to 24 years 1,536 13.5
25 to 54 years 7,803 68.4
55 to 64 years 1,196 10.5
65 years and older 308 2.7

Includes persons in the civilian noninstitutional population that are employed or actively looking for work. Estimates for the race groups will not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Data do not include persons of two or more races. Hispanics may be of any race.
Source: 2016 annual averages, Current Population Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Educational Attainment of the Labor Force by Sex, Race and Hispanic Ethnicity

 

 

Educational Attainment of the Labor Force by Sex, Race and Hispanic Ethnicity
Race and Hispanic ethnicity, educational attainment Women (labor force in thousands) Women (labor force in percentage) Men (labor force in thousands) Men (labor force in percentage)
All        
Less than a high school diploma 3,876 6 6,803 9.2
High school graduates, no college 14,888 23.2 20,760 28.1
Some college, no degree 10,865 16.9 11,803 16
Associate degree 8,076 12.6 7,191 9.7
Bachelor's degree 16,258 25.3 17,127 23.2
Advanced degree 10,216 15.9 10,123 13.7
White        
Less than a high school diploma 2,843 5.8 5,586 9.5
High school graduates, no college 11,293 22.9 16,582 28.1
Some college, no degree 8,148 16.5 9,314 15.8
Associate degree 6,380 12.9 5,903 10
Bachelor's degree 12,797 25.9 13,841 23.4
Advanced degree 7,939 16.1 7,862 13.3
Black        
Less than a high school diploma 595 6.8 649 8.2
High school graduates, no college 2,434 27.7 2,751 34.9
Some college, no degree 1,927 22 1,584 20.1
Associate degree 1,124 12.8 796 10.1
Bachelor's degree 1,672 19.1 1,390 17.7
Advanced degree 1,024 11.7 703 8.9
Asian        
Less than a high school diploma 260 6.4 260 5.6
High school graduates, no college 695 17.2 764 16.5
Some college, no degree 365 9 456 9.9
Associate degree 320 7.9 274 5.9
Bachelor's degree 1,387 34.3 1,501 32.5
Advanced degree 1,013 25.1 1,371 29.6
Hispanic        
Less than a high school diploma 1,957 21 3,859 29.9
High school graduates, no college 2,588 27.8 4,156 32.1
Some college, no degree 1,612 17.3 1,763 13.6
Associate degree 972 10.4 930 7.2
Bachelor's degree 1,449 15.6 1,532 11.9
Advanced degree 730 7.8 688 5.3

Includes persons in the civilian noninstitutional population age 25 years and older that are employed or actively looking for work. Estimates for the race groups will not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Data do not include persons of two or more races. Hispanics may be of any race. Advanced degree includes people with master's, professional, and doctoral degrees. Source: 2016 annual averages, Current Population Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics