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Unemployment Rate and Composition of the Labor Force by Age and Sex, Annual Averages, Selected Years, 1959–2002

Sex and age195919691979198919992002
Unemployment rate      
 Total, 16 years and older 5.53.55.85.34.25.8
Men:      
 16 to 19 years 15.311.415.915.914.718.1
 20 to 24 years 8.75.18.78.87.710.2
 25 to 34 years 4.71.94.34.83.65.8
 35 to 44 years 3.71.52.93.72.84.5
 45 to 54 years 4.11.52.73.22.64.2
 55 to 64 years 4.51.82.73.52.74.3
 65 years and older 4.82.23.42.43.03.4
Women:      
 16 to 19 years 13.513.316.414.013.214.9
 20 to 24 years 8.16.39.68.37.29.1
 25 to 34 years 5.94.66.55.64.45.9
 35 to 44 years 5.13.44.63.93.34.6
 45 to 54 years 4.22.63.93.22.53.8
 55 to 64 years 4.12.23.22.82.63.5
 65 years and older 2.82.33.32.93.23.9
Composition of the labor force      
 Total, 16 years and older 68,36980,734104,962123,869139,368144,863
 Percent 100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
Men:      
 16 to 19 years 3.84.84.93.33.12.7
 20 to 24 years 5.86.58.16.05.25.4
 25 to 34 years 15.113.615.616.112.412.1
 35 to 44 years 15.913.111.013.414.613.7
 45 to 54 years 13.812.89.58.811.011.8
 55 to 64 years 9.38.76.95.55.46.0
 65 years and older 3.42.71.91.61.71.8
Women:      
 16 to 19 years 2.83.84.33.12.92.6
 20 to 24 years 3.65.76.95.44.84.8
 25 to 34 years 6.06.711.012.910.610.1
 35 to 44 years 7.67.37.811.312.611.8
 45 to 54 years 7.47.96.67.310.010.7
 55 to 64 years 4.25.04.54.14.55.2
 65 years and older 1.21.31.11.21.21.3

Displacement Rates of Long-Tenured Workers by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 1981–2000 Labor and EmploymentNumber of Employed and Unemployed Workers by Sex and Age, 1970–2003