Fact of the Week Archive
18 April 2016 — 6 in 10 women aged 55-64 were in the labor force in 2015.
29 February 2016 — 13% of workers expect to retire later than originally planned.
22 February 2016 — Median expected retirement age is 65 for both men and women.
25 January 2016 — Unemployment rate for adults 55+ was about 3% in December 2015.
21 December 2015 — One quarter of new entrepreneurs in 2014 were aged 55-64.
14 December 2015 — Almost half of full-time workers aged 50-64 plan to retire between ages 65-69.
07 December 2015 — Median weekly earnings for women between ages 35-64 was $780 in 2014.
30 November 2015 — Workers aged 55-64 missed 14 days of work due to work-related illness or injury.
16 November 2015 — Almost two thirds of US families with heads age 55+ have debt.
02 November 2015 — One quarter of 45-64 year olds provide unpaid eldercare.
29 June 2015 — 8 in 10 workers aged 60+ plan to work past age 65.
15 June 2015 — About 5% of workers aged 55-63 hold multiple jobs.
19 January 2015—One Third of Self-employed Women Are Age 55+
29 December 2014—About 5% of US Workers Aged 55-64 Work at More than One Job
8 December 2014—6 in 10 Workers Age 45+ Get Sense of Identity from Their Jobs
27 October 2014—Eldercare a Concern for One Third of Working Adults
6 October 2014—3 in 5 Retirees Retired Earlier than Expected
22 September 2014—By 2022, 4 in 10 U.S. Civilians Will Be Age 55+
1 September 2014—6 out of 10 Workers Envision a Gradual Transition into Retirement
25 August 2014—Phased Retirement Offered by 1 out of 10 Employers
11 August 2014—1 out of 20 Employers Offer Elder Care Referral Services
4 August 2014—8 in 10 Retirees Who Are Employed Work Part-time
26 May 2014—7 in 10 Older Adults Plan to Work in Retirement
19 May 2014—One Third of US Workers Aged 45-64 Are Obese
12 May 2014—8 in 10 Adults Aged 50-64 Use Computers
31 March 2014—7 in 10 Adults Age 56-61 Are with Debt
3 March 2014—Half of U.S. Employers Offer Wellness Programs
17 February 2014—1 out of 5 Adults Aged 65-67 Are Partially Retired
10 February 2014—One Third of 65-74-year-olds Will Be in the Labor Force in 2022
3 February 2014—Two-thirds of Workers Aged 55+ Have Some Flexibility at Work
30 December 2013—Only 13% of Men Aged 60-74 Lack a High School Diploma
16 December 2013—A Quarter of Adults Aged 65+ Are Working or Looking for Work
9 December 2013—Almost 20% Of Part-time Workers Provide Eldercare
2 December 2013—About Half of Workers Age 50+ Have Younger Bosses
25 November 2013—Half of Gen X'ers Are Behind in Retirement Saving
18 November 2013—6 in 10 Older Workers Are Asked for Advice by Co-workers
11 November 2013—Over One Third of Young Adults Live with Their Parents
4 November 2013—One in Ten Adults Aged 55-64 Report Mental Distress
28 October 2013—Debt Is a Problem for Half of Workers Aged 50+
21 October 2013—One Quarter of New Entrepreneurs Are Ages 55-64
14 October 2013—Average Retirement Age Now 61, up from 57 Twenty Years Ago
7 October 2013—Over Half of Older Workers Have 10 or More Years of Tenure
30 September 2013—Workers Age 65+ Rose to 4% of the U.S. Workforce in 2012
23 September 2013—4 out of 10 Older Workers Have Management and Professional Jobs
16 September 2013—Majorities of Both Mature Workers and Millennials Enjoy Their Work
2 September 2013—The Oldest Workers Have the Highest Level of Engagement
19 August 2013—Among Full-time Home-based Workers, 10% Are 65+
12 August 2013—New Health Expenses Increase Debt of Older Adults
5 August 2013—Remote Workers Slightly More Engaged Than Workers Onsite
24 June 2013—Under 5% of Adults Age 45+ Among the Working Poor
17 June 2013—Median Weekly Earnings Highest for Men Ages 45-64
15 April 2013—About 1 in 4 Older Adults Volunteered in 2012
1 April 2013—Half of Workers Aged 65+ Work Full Time
18 March 2013—Over Half of Employers Offer Some Form of Telecommuting
25 February 2013—A Third of Older Adults Not Confident About Their Retirement Assets
11 February 2013—Older Adults Comprise One Fifth of the Labor Force
28 January 2013—6 out of 10 Hispanic Older Adults are Active in Labor Force
7 January 2013—Less Than Half of 65-year-olds Are Fully Retired
17 December 2012—Half of Telecommuting Hours Occur During Overtime
10 December 2012—In 2050, Almost One Quarter of the Labor Force Will Be 55+
12 November 2012—Four out of Ten Employees Worldwide Expect to Delay Retirement
29 October 2012—Mature Workers Favored by 60% of Hiring Managers
22 October 2012—Internet and Email Used by over Half of Adults Aged 65+
9 October 2012—Less Than Half of Workers Age 65+ Have Access to Paid Leave
1 October 2012—63% of U. S. Adults Age 60+ Say They Are Retired
6 August 2012—One Fifth of New Entrepreneurs in 2011 Were Older Adults
21 May 2012—About 10% of Older Adults Are Self-employed
23 April 2012—Fifteen Percent of Older Adults Lack Health Insurance
26 March 2012—Over One Third of Volunteers Don't Come Back
27 February 2012—Fewer Older Workers Expect to Retire at 62 or 65
20 February 2012—Older Workers More Likely to Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
30 January 2012—Fewer Older Adults in Poverty Compared to 40 Years Ago
23 January 2012—College Degrees Are a Goal for Many Older Adults
17 January 2012—Almost Twice As Many Younger Boomers As Older
3 January 2012—Job Earnings Provide 30% of Income For Adults Over 65
26 December 2011—Older Adults Are Living Longer, Compared to 50 Years Ago
19 December 2011—Many Older Workers Lack Access to Retirement Plans
12 December 2011—Do Boomers Want to Retire? Yes and No.
28 November 2011—Smoking Less Prevalent Among Older Workers Than Younger
14 November 2011—Age 45+ Is the New Majority
24 October 2011—Most Employers Don't Measure the Impact of Absence from Work
11 October 2011—One-Third of Younger Retirees Engaged In Post-Career Employment
3 October 2011—Age Diversity: Progress Being Made, But Improvement Needed
26 September 2011—Paid-Time-Off Banking System Gives Employees Flexibility
19 September 2011—Few Employers Provide Training on Workplace Flexibility
12 September 2011—A Quarter of Working & Non-working Adults Assist Parents Financially
6 September 2011—Employers Try to Retain Older Workers to Avoid Knowledge Drain
29 August 2011—Early Retirement Often Unplanned
22 August 2011—Older Adults Work Beyond Retirement to Remain Engaged
8 August 2011—Businesses Leveraging Flex for Recruitment and Retention
1 August 2011—Flexibility Major Reason to Look for New Job
18 July 2011—After 4 to 5 Months, Many Job Seekers Abandon Search
31 May 2011—One in Five US Workers Aged 55+
16 May 2011—Employers Concerned About Loss of Talent
25 April 2011—One In Eight Older Adults Among Long-term Unemployed
19 April 2011—Labor Force Participation of Women Relatively Stable
4 April 2011—Social Security Primary Income For Poor Older Adults
21 March 2011—Workforce Projected To Grow Older This Decade
14 March 2011—Beyond Age 50, Fewer Women Continue to Work
28 February 2011—Older Workers Working Longer Than a Decade Ago
21 February 2011—Reemployment Difficult for Older Workers
14 February 2011—Reemployment Easier for Young for Younger Workers
7 February 2011—Older Men Gain Re-employment, But At a Lower Wage
31 January 2011—US Companies Flexible Despite Recession
24 January 2011—Returning to Work, Overqualified
18 January 2011—Since Recession, More Older Persons Still Working
10 January 2011—Older Workers Sacrifice Pay, Career Direction to Land New Job