About the National Data

Data

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

Target: 75.0 percent

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

History

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.