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In 1920, over half of men aged 65+ were in the labor force, compared to one quarter in 2015

In 1920, annual average civilian labor force participation rates for men and women ages 65 and older were 55.6% and 7.3%, respectively.   In 2015 the rates were 23.4% for men and 15.3% for women, according to a 2016 analysis of Current Population Survey and U.S. Census data.
       
 
        Leon, C. B. (2016, February). The life of American workers in 1915. (Table 1). Monthly Labor Review. Retrieved from this source.
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