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The Generation Gap

July 08, 2001

As the nation's most populous generation approaches retirement age, there will be fewer workers to replace it, leading to a slowdown in the growth of the labor force.

1950s: 1.1%

1960s: 1.7%

1970s: 2.6%

1980s: 1.6%

1990s: 1.2%

2000-2015: 1.0% (estimated)

2016-2025: 0.2% (estimated)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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