Men Are Participating In The Workforce Less

Over time, the employment-to-population ratio for men who are 25 to 54 years old has dropped from a high of 94.7% in 1968. It fell as low as 81.0% after the most recent recession and stands at 86.5% as of October.

Notes: Data from 1960 to 2018 are annual figures, seasonally adjusted. The value shown for 2019 is as of October, and it is unadjusted.