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Fact-of-the-Week: 31 May 2011


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One in Five US Workers Aged 55+

An analysis of 2010 CPS data by the Sloan Center on Aging and Work shows that older workers make up just under 20% of the US workforce, with 15.0% of workers aged 55-64 and 4.3% age 65+. The proportions of other age groups comprising the labor force in 2010 are as follows: 16-19 (3.8%), 20-24 (9.8%), 25-34 (21.8%), 35-44 (21.7%) and 45-54 (23.4%).

Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010. Household data, annual averages. Table 3. Employment status of the civilian non-institutional population by sex, age, and race, 2010. Retrieved April 23, 2011, from http://www.bls.gov/cps/cpsaat3.pdf
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