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ERIC Number: ED014604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 36
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LABOR FORCE PROJECTIONS BY STATE, 1970 AND 1980. SPECIAL LABOR FORCE REPORT NUMBER 74.
JOHNSTON, DENIS F.; METHEE, GEORGE R.
DATA FROM THE 1960 DECENNIAL CENSUS, MONTHLY LABOR FORCE (HOUSEHOLD) SURVEYS, AND JULY 1, 1966, POPULATION ESTIMATES FROM THE BUREAU OF THE CENSUS IN TABULAR FORM GIVE THE 1960 AND PROJECTED 1970 AND 1980 POPULATION AND LABOR FORCE (EXCLUDING ARMED FORCES OVERSEAS) FIGURES BY AGE, COLOR, AND SEX, FOR THE UNITED STATES, THE GEOGRAPHIC REGIONS, AND THE STATES. CHARTS SHOW PERCENT INCREASE IN THE PROJECTED LABOR FORCE. THE PROJECTIONS INDICATE THAT (1) THE TOTAL RESIDENT LABOR FORCE WILL INCREASE BY MORE THAN 15 MILLION PERSONS (22 PERCENT) FROM 1960 TO 1970 AND BY A SIMILAR AMOUNT (18 PERCENT) FROM 1970 TO 1980, RISING TO JUST OVER 100 MILLION IN 1980, (2) THE WEST WILL SHOW THE GREATEST INCREASE DURING BOTH DECADES WITH NEVADA, ARIZONA, UTAH, CALIFORNIA, COLORADO, AND NEW MEXICO SHOWING LABOR FORCE INCREASES OF 30 PERCENT OR MORE FROM 1960 TO 1970, (3) IN THIS DECADE, THE 25 SLOWEST GROWING STATES WILL HAVE GROWTH RATES RANGING FROM 10 TO 21 PERCENT, (4) FOR THE NATION AS A WHOLE, THE NUMBER OF YOUNG WORKERS (14 TO 24 YEARS OLD) WILL INCREASE BY ABOUT 47 PERCENT FROM 1960 TO 1970, BUT IN THE FOLLOWING DECADE THE INCREASE WILL BE ONLY ABOUT 14 PERCENT, AND (5) THE NONWHITE LABOR FORCE WILL INCREASE BY 31 AND 26 PERCENT IN THE TWO SUCCESSIVE DECADES BUT WILL GROW AT ABOUT TWICE THE RATE FOR THE WHOLE LABOR FORCE IN THE NORTHEAST AND NORTH CENTRAL REGIONS. THE LIMITATIONS AFFECTING THE RELIABILITY OF THE PROJECTIONS AND THE METHODS USED ARE DISCUSSED IN DETAIL. THIS DOCUMENT, AVAILABLE FREE FROM THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS, ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN "MONTHLY LABOR REVIEW," OCTOBER 1966. (ET)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
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