Brookings Data Now: 75 Percent of 2025 Workforce Will Be Millennials

In this edition of Brookings Data Now: Millennials to dominate workforce in future; Tokyo and foreign direct investment; Chinese foreign aid to Africa; U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are down less than Germany’s; additional annual investment required in emerging economies.


Percentage of the workforce made up of by Millennials by the year 2025

83 percent of Millennials agreed that too much power is concentrated in the hands of a few large companies.


American jobs supported by the greater Tokyo region through Foreign Direct Investment

About 5 percent of American employees are employed through Foreign Direct Investment.

$14.9 billion

The amount of foreign aid given by China between 2010 and 2012

Of this amount, during the same time frame, Africa received 51.8 percent of Chinese foreign aid.


Decrease in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions per capita between 1990 and 2010

This number is significantly less than Germany’s 26 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per capita in the same time frame.

$1 trillion

Additional annual investment required in developing and emerging economies

This represents approximately 10 percent of additional investment above current levels.

Elina Saxena contributed to this post.