Composition of U.S. workforce by age and region, 2015–2017 average

Ages 16–24 Ages 25–54  Ages 55–64 Ages 65+
Great Lakes 12.89% 63.35 17.83 5.93
Manufacturing Southeast 12.58 65.65 16.23 5.53
California 12.12 66.54 15.9 5.44
Texas 12.97 66.85 15.39 4.79
Other Northeast 11.19 63.98 18.1 6.72
Other Southeast 11.7 64.95 16.91 6.44
Other Midwest 14.16 62.44 17.2 6.2
Other Pacific 12.04 64.72 17.16 6.07
Other West 14 64.75 15.88 5.37

Notes: Calculations reflect pooled data for 2015 through 2017 to ensure sufficient sample sizes. See Table 3 for a list of the states in each region.

Region States
Great Lakes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin
Manufacturing Southeast Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
California California
Texas Texas
Other Northeast Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont
Other Southeast Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Virginia, West Virginia
Other Midwest Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska,  North Dakota, South Dakota
Other Pacific Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington
Other West Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming

Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata

View the underlying data on epi.org.