Prime Working Age Population May Reach New Peak

February 10, 2017

After reaching its peak in 2007 and dipping back a bit in 2012, the prime working age population could reach a new high this year, according to Bill McBride of Calculated Risk.

The prime working age, defined as people age 25 to 54, is growing at about 0.5 percent per year.

The largest segment of the prime working age is adults between 25 and 29.

With these large cohorts moving into the prime working age - and the prime working age population growing again - this is a reason for optimism.

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