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Characteristics of the Civilian Labor Force, 2004 and 2014

 Civilian population (thousands)Civilian labor force (thousands)Participation rate (percent)
 200420141200420141200420141% change
Total233,357247,239147,056162,100 66.0% 65.6% 10.0
 Male107,710120,00778,98086,19473.371.8–1.5
 Female115,547127,23268,42175,90659.259.7.5
White3182,643197,212121,086129,936 66.3 65.9 7.3
 Male89,04496,77065,99470,335 74.1 72.7 6.6
 Female93,599100,44255,09259,601 58.9 59.3 8.2
Black226,06530,65516,63819,434 63.8 63.4 16.8
 Male11,65614,0237,7739,075 66.7 64.7 16.8
 Female14,40916,6328,86510,359 61.5 62.3 16.9
Asian29,52012,6356,2718,304 65.9 65.7 32.4
 Male4,5305,9313,3964,411 75.0 74.4 29.9
 Female4,9906,7042,8763,893 57.6 58.1 35.4
All others35,1296,7373,4064,42767.065.7–1.3
 Male2,4813,2831,8172,37374.072.3–1.7
 Female2,6463,4541,5892,05460.359.5–.8
Hispanic or Latino428,10937,24619,27225,760 68.6 69.2 33.7
 Male14,41718,97211,58714,921 80.4 78.6 28.8
 Female13,69218,2747,68510,839 56.1 59.3 41.0
Male       
 16 to 19 years8,2348,0183,6163,057 43.9 38.1 –15.5
 20 to 24 years10,12510,8238,0578,332 79.6 77.0 3.4
 25 to 34 years19,35821,58417,79820,565 91.9 95.3 15.5
 35 to 44 years21,25519,91919,53918,086 91.9 90.7 –7.5
 45 to 54 years20,16021,20117,63518,355 87.5 86.6 4.1
 55 to 64 years13,89418,9569,54713,022 68.7 68.7 36.4
 65 years and over14,68419,5062,7874,795 19.0 24.6 72.0
Female       
 16 to 19 years7,9897,8853,4983,186 43.8 40.4 –8.9
 20 to 24 years10,07210,7447,0977,583 70.5 70.6 6.8
 25 to 34 years19,58121,47914,40916,190 73.6 75.4 12.4
 35 to 44 years21,97020,25216,61915,277 75.6 75.4 –8.1
 45 to 54 years21,08521,98816,12317,172 76.5 78.1 6.5
 55 to 64 years19,92524,5038,46612,606 56.3 61.9 48.9
 65 years and over9,88724,5032,2113,892 11.1 15.9 76.0
1. Projected.
2. Data represent persons who selected this race group only and exclude persons reporting more than one race.
3. Includes those of multiple racial origin, American Indians, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Other Pacific Islanders.
4. Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin may be of any race.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Monthly Labor Review, Nov. 2005.

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