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Workforce Planning Statistics

​CalHR's Statewide Workforce Planning Unit continually analyzes civil service state workforce demographic data, and develops organization specific and classification watch lists biannually in order to bolster workforce planning strategies within the State of California.  

The most current available state employee and retiree demographics information is posted to this page.  To access information from prior years, see the Past Employee Demographics and Labor Statistics archive section below.

Dec 2021 California State Civil Service Employee Age Demographics​

The following employee age demographic findings are based on workforce data from December 2020​. For an accessible version of all demographic charts below, refer to the Employee Age Demogra​​​phics Graphs PDF​​​​​​.

*Note: Corrected charts posted 8/19/22​​​​







​Generational Cohort Conversion

​Reference the table below to apply generational cohorts to five-year age increments in the graphs above. The age increments identified in the chart below​ are not an exact alignment to cohort years. Note: cohort year ranges are subject to change.

​​Age Increments​​​
​1925 - 1945
​​​Represents 8% or less of 65+ increments in each graph
​Baby Boomers
​1946 - 1964
​55 - 59; 60 - 64; 65+
​Generation X
​1965 - 1981
​40 - 44; 45 - 49; 50 - 54
​1982 - 1996
​25 - 29; 30 - 34; 35 - 39
​Generation Z
​1997 - 2015
​​18 - 24

CalPERS Active and Inactive State Members

Total Active and Inactive State Members |  PDF ​ 2008 to 2014

Total Active and Inactive State Members​​ | PDF  2015 to 2021

​Retirees' Average Age and Average Years of State Service

 Retirees' Average Age and Average Years of Service by Class Code | Text Only (RTF) from Jan 2017 to December 2017 ​​​


Historical data are categorized by month and year. To request statistics through 2011 email

Employee Age Demographics

December 2021

Employee Age Demographics | ​PDF

June 2021

​Employee Age Demographics Graphs  | PDF​​​

December 2020

​Employee Age Demographics Graphs | PDF

June 2020

Employee Age Demographics Graphs  | PDF​

December 2019

Employee Age Demographics Graphs | PDF

June 2019

Employee Age Demographics Graphs Text Only (RTF)

December 2018

Employee Age Demographics Graphs Text Only (RTF)

June 2018

Employee Age Demographics Graphs Text Only (RTF)

December 2017

Employee Age Demographics Graphs ​| Text Only (RTF)

December 2016

Employee Age Demographics Graphs | Text Only (RTF)

April 2014

Employee Age Demographics Graphs Text Only (RTF)      

June 2014

Employee Age Demographics Graphs  | Employee Age Demographics Graphs  - Text Only (RTF)

January 2014

Employee Age Demographics Graphs | Employee Age Demographics Graphs - Text Only (RTF) 

Retirees' Average Age and Average Years of State Service

January 2016 - December 2016

Average Age of Retirement by Class Code

April 2013 - June 2014

alphabetical order | alphabetical order - Text Only (RTF) or by class code | class code - Text Only (RTF) 

April 2012 - June 2014

alphabetical order or by class code 

CalPERS State Worker Service Retirements

July 2018

 State Worker Service Retirements July 2018

April 2016

State Worker Service Retirements April 2016​​​​​​

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