Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
70.6 percent (2018)

Target:
75.0 percent

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

Baseline:
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

Summary

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.