Employment rate by age in the United States from 2000 to 2015

This statistic displays the employment rate by age in the United States. In 2011, the employment rate of the workforce of 55 years and older slightly increased to 37.6 percent. Employment among young adults (age 16-24) was still on a downward trend at 45.5 percent in 2011. For monthly updates on employment in the United States visit the monthly national employment rate here.

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 16-2425-2930-3435-4445-5455 and over
'00 59.7% 81% 82% 82.2% 80.5% 31.5%
'01 57.7% 79.5% 80.7% 81.6% 79.8% 32.2%
'02 55.7% 78.1% 79.4% 80.3% 78.8% 33.2%
'03 53.9% 77% 78.7% 79.7% 78.8% 34.2%
'04 53.9% 77% 79.2% 80% 78.7% 34.9%
'05 53.9% 77.6% 79.5% 80.5% 78.9% 35.9%
'06 54.2% 78.6% 79.7% 80.9% 79.4% 36.9%
'07 53.1% 78.8% 80.1% 80.9% 79.4% 37.4%
'08 51.2% 77.7% 79.3% 80.2% 78.5% 37.9%
'09 46.9% 73.4% 75.7% 77% 75.8% 37.3%
'10 45% 73.1% 74.8% 76.5% 74.9% 37.4%
'11 45.5% 72.8% 74.9% 76.6% 75% 37.6%
'12 46% 74% 75.8% 77.1% 75.2% 38%
'13 46.5% 74% 76.4% 77.4% 75.2% 38.2%
'14 47.6% 74.7% 77.1% 78.3% 76% 38.2%
'15 48.6% 75.7% 77.4% 78.7% 76.6% 38.4%
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