Employment rate by age in the United States from 2000 to 2017

U.S. employment rate by age 2000-2017 This statistic displays the employment rate by age in the United States. In 2017, the employment rate of the workforce of 55 years and older slightly increased to 38.6 percent. Employment rate among young adults (age 16-24) was at 50.4 percent in 2017. 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
'0059.7%81%82%82.2%80.5%31.5%
'0157.7%79.5%80.7%81.6%79.8%32.2%
'0255.7%78.1%79.4%80.3%78.8%33.2%
'0353.9%77%78.7%79.7%78.8%34.2%
'0453.9%77%79.2%80%78.7%34.9%
'0553.9%77.6%79.5%80.5%78.9%35.9%
'0654.2%78.6%79.7%80.9%79.4%36.9%
'0753.1%78.8%80.1%80.9%79.4%37.4%
'0851.2%77.7%79.3%80.2%78.5%37.9%
'0946.9%73.4%75.7%77%75.8%37.3%
'1045%73.1%74.8%76.5%74.9%37.4%
'1145.5%72.8%74.9%76.6%75%37.6%
'1246%74%75.8%77.1%75.2%38%
'1346.5%74%76.4%77.4%75.2%38.2%
'1447.6%74.7%77.1%78.3%76%38.2%
'1548.6%75.7%77.4%78.7%76.6%38.4%
'1649.4%76.7%78.2%79.3%77.2%38.5%
'1750.4%77.9%78.8%79.8%77.8%38.7%
16-2425-2930-3435-4445-5455 and over
'0059.7%81%82%82.2%80.5%31.5%
'0157.7%79.5%80.7%81.6%79.8%32.2%
'0255.7%78.1%79.4%80.3%78.8%33.2%
'0353.9%77%78.7%79.7%78.8%34.2%
'0453.9%77%79.2%80%78.7%34.9%
'0553.9%77.6%79.5%80.5%78.9%35.9%
'0654.2%78.6%79.7%80.9%79.4%36.9%
'0753.1%78.8%80.1%80.9%79.4%37.4%
'0851.2%77.7%79.3%80.2%78.5%37.9%
'0946.9%73.4%75.7%77%75.8%37.3%
'1045%73.1%74.8%76.5%74.9%37.4%
'1145.5%72.8%74.9%76.6%75%37.6%
'1246%74%75.8%77.1%75.2%38%
'1346.5%74%76.4%77.4%75.2%38.2%
'1447.6%74.7%77.1%78.3%76%38.2%
'1548.6%75.7%77.4%78.7%76.6%38.4%
'1649.4%76.7%78.2%79.3%77.2%38.5%
'1750.4%77.9%78.8%79.8%77.8%38.7%
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This statistic displays the employment rate by age in the United States. In 2017, the employment rate of the workforce of 55 years and older slightly increased to 38.6 percent. Employment rate among young adults (age 16-24) was at 50.4 percent in 2017. For monthly updates on employment in the United States visit the monthly national employment rate here.
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Release date
January 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2000 to 2017
Age group
16 years and older

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