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.

June 1, 2010

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    How the number of older Americans working at paid jobs has grown.

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    The correlation between education level and work status.

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    The correlation between marital status and work status.

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    The implications of this trend on employers and the economy.

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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