Older Americans Working More, Retiring Less

By the Carsey Institute

June 1, 2010


The percentage of older Americans — those age 65 and above — has been on the rise since the early 1990s. This brief examines workforce trends for this population by gender, education level, marital status, and rural versus urban settings.

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Key Takeaway

A growing group: America's older workers

The percentage of older Americans in the labor force has grown steadily since 1995. While most working older Americans have part-time/ or easonal jobs, more and more are working full-time, year-round jobs.

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