Most requested tables
Projected 1998-2008 labor force, by sex, race, and Hispanic origin
Most recent analysis
Howard N Fullerton, Jr., "The labor force: steady growth, changing composition," Monthly Labor Review, November 1999, pp. 19-32.
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Read the tables from this article:
For a brief description, see BLS Handbook of Methods, Chapter 13. Employment Projections, Bulletin 2490, April 1997.
Special purpose files
NOTE: These are large, complex data files that generally are of use to researchers and data developers who wish to conduct their own analyses or program the data for other purposes. The files reside at our ftp site.
Labor force data files
The data for 1990-93
reflects the weights from
the 1990 census of population.
The projections for 1999-2007
has not received the level
of review that the published
data for 2008 has.
Civilian labor force, 1980-98 Civilian labor force, 1999-2008 Labor force participation rates, 1980-98 Labor force participation rates, 1999-2008 Civilian noninstitutional population, 1980-98 Civilian noninstitutional population, 1999-2008
Labor force and population numbers are in thousands, labor force participation
rates are in percent.
Available by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin for each year.
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