Increase employment in working-age people — SDOH‑02

This objective is a Leading Health Indicator (LHI). Learn about LHIs.

Status: Improving


Most Recent Data:
71.3 percent (2022)

75.0 percent

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

70.6 percent of the working-age population aged 16 to 64 years were employed in 2018

Increase employment among the working-age population

Target-Setting Method
Percentage point improvement


People who work are more likely to have positive health outcomes, but many people in the United States have trouble finding and keeping a job. Employment programs that provide career counseling, jobs, and educational opportunities to low-income and underemployed populations may help more people find and keep paid work.