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Fact of the Week: 10 February 2014

One Third of 65-74-year-olds Will Be in the Labor Force in 2022

"The [labor force] participation rate for people ages 65 to 74 years was 20.4% in 2002 and rose to 26.8% in 2012. BLS projects the rate for this age group to continue increasing, to 31.9% in 2022," according to a 2014 Bureau of Labor Statistics report.
       
Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2014). Labor force participation projected to fall for people under age 55 and rise for older age groups: The editor's desk . Washington DC: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved January 10, 2014, from www.bls.gov.
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