Older Workers

To find the latest statistics on older workers, see how they vary across different groups, and ponder longer-term trends.

Labor Force Participation

  • All Labor Force Participation Tables (.xls | .pdf)
  • Number of Workers by Age, 1948–2014 (.xlsx | .pdf)
  • Age Distribution of the Labor Force, 1948–2014 (.xlsx | .pdf)
  • Male Labor Force Participation Rates by Age, 1948–2014 (.xlsx | .pdf)
  • Female Labor Force Participation Rates by Age, 1948–2014 (.xlsx | .pdf)
  • Older Men's Labor Force Participation rates by Age and Education, 1990–2014 (.xlsx | .pdf)
  • Older Women's Labor Force Participation Rates by Age and Education, 1990–2014 (.xlsx | .pdf)
  • Older Men's Labor Force Participation Rates by Age, Race, and Ethnicity, 1990–2014 (.xlsx | .pdf)
  • Older Women's Labor Force Participation Rates by Age, Race, and Ethnicity, 1990–2014 (.xlsx | .pdf)

Employment

  • All Employment Tables (.xls | .pdf)
  • Number of Employed Workers by Age, 1948–2014 (.xlsx | .pdf)
  • Age Distribution of the Employed Workforce, 1948–2014 (.xlsx | .pdf)
  • Male Employment Rates by Age, 1948-2014 (.xlsx | .pdf)
  • Female Employment Rates by Age, 1948–2014 (.xlsx | .pdf)
  • Older Men's Employment Rates by Age and Education, 1990–2014 (.xlsx | .pdf)
  • Older Women's Employment Rates by Age and Education, 1990–2014 (.xlsx | .pdf)
  • Older Men's Employment Rates by Age, Race, and Ethnicity, 1990–2014 (.xlsx | .pdf)
  • Older Women's Employment Rates by Age, Race, and Ethnicity, 1990–2014 (.xlsx | .pdf)

Unemployment

  • All Unemployment Tables (.xls | .pdf)
  • Number of Unemployed Workers by Age, 1948–2014 (.xlsx | .pdf)
  • Age Distribution of the Unemployed Workforce, 1948-2014 (.xlsx | .pdf)
  • Male Unemployment Rates by Age, 1948–2014 (.xlsx | .pdf)
  • Female Unemployment Rates by Age, 1948–2014 (.xlsx | .pdf)
  • Older Men's Unemployment Rates by Age and Education, 1983–2014 (.xlsx | .pdf)
  • Older Women's Unemployment Rates by Age and Education, 1983–2014 (.xlsx | .pdf)
  • Older Men's Unemployment Rates by Age, Race, and Ethnicity, 1983–2014 (.xlsx | .pdf)
  • Older Women's Unemployment Rates by Age, Race, and Ethnicity, 1983–2014 (.xlsx | .pdf)