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1.5M Plus Still Work Over the Age of 75

1.5M Plus Still Work Over the Age of 75
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Wednesday, 20 December 2017 11:05 AM Current | Bio | Archive

More than 1.5 million Americans over the age of 75 are still working.[1]

A New York Times feature on this growing segment of the workforce says that many have a simple answer when asked about retiring — "Why?"[1]

Census Bureau data shows that 8.4 percent of Americans over 75 are still working. That’s one out of every 12 people in this age bracket. The latest figures are up from 6.4 percent a decade ago and 4.7 percent two decades ago.

Currently, 11.7 percent of men over 75 are working along with 6.1 percent of women in that age bracket.

The numbers are expected to keep growing for both men and women over the coming decade.[2]

Footnotes:

  1. The New York Times, "Asked About Retiring, They Have a Simple Answer: Why?" December 16, 2017
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Civilian labor force participation rate, by age, sex, race, and ethnicity," accessed December 19, 2017

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