Almost 40% of the 55+ Population is Employed, About the Same as at the Start of the Recession
"The share of the 55-plus population that was employed stood at 37.9 percent in May 2012, a figure that has remained relatively stable since the start of the recession," according to a 2012 AARP report based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Rix, S. (2012). The employment situation, May 2012: Good news is hard to find. (Fact Sheet No. 260). Washington, DC: AARP. Retrieved from www.aarp.org.