For the most part, this group is beyond the age of a full time student.
Fifty-four years of age would be considered a young retirement
In the 25 to 54 year age-group, the population level of December 31, 1999, is subtracted from the current population level. Likewise, the employment level of December 31, 1999, is subtracted from the current employment level.
The red shaded area represents population growth in the age-group since January 1, 2000
The blue shaded area is a representation of "full" employment level, had full employment growth kept pace with population growth.
The green shaded area is the employment level, within the age group, for the closing or current month of the year.
The chart's zero-line is the number of persons (age group 25 to 54) employed on January 1, 2000.
Civilian Noninstitutional Population - 25 to 54 years (LNU00000060) Chart
Employment Level: 25 to 54 years (LNU02000060) Chart
*Unadjusted data. (Adjusted data is not available for both data-sets)