About the National Data


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

Target: 75.0 percent


Number of persons aged 16 to 64 in the civilian noninstitutionalized population who are employed.


Number of persons aged 16 to 64 years in the civilian noninstitutionalized population.

Target-setting method

Percentage point improvement

Target-setting method details

Percentage point improvement from the baseline using Cohen's h effect size of 0.10.

Target-setting method justification

Trend data were not available for this objective. A percentage point improvement was calculated using Cohen's h effect size of 0.1. This method was used because it was a meaningful improvement from the baseline. Increasing employment facilitates better health outcomes and a smaller effect size may reflect substantial improvements.


Comparable HP2020 objective

Modified, which includes core objectives that are continuing from HP2020 but underwent a change in measurement.

Changes between HP2020 and HP2030

This objective differs from Healthy People 2020 objective DH-16 in that the objective DH-16 tracked employment among persons with disabilities while this objective tracks employment among working-age persons.