Demographic information on Economists in the US. The average age of male Economists in the workforce is 42.1 and of female Economists is 41.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Economists is White.
Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Economists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Economists need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Mathematics, and Writing. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Economists need more than the average amount of Programming, Mathematics, and Science.
Projections on wages and job growth for Economists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Economists are expected to see a growth of 6.3% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.