Monday, January 06, 2014

Labor Force by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2022

By 2022, non-Hispanic whites will account for only 61 percent of the 163 million workers in the American labor force, down from 66 percent in 2012. The number of non-Hispanic white workers will shrink by 2.5 million during the decade. In contrast, the number of Hispanics in the labor force will grow by 6.8 million, blacks by 1.8 million, and Asians by 1.9 million.

Every two years the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects what the labor force will look like in ten years. According to the latest projections, this is what the 2022 labor force will look like...

60.8% non-Hispanic white
19.1% Hispanic
12.4% black
  6.2% Asian

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections 2012-2022

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