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6 in 10 women aged 55-64 were in the labor force in 2015

"Since 2000 when the first boomers approached age 55, the workforce participation of women age 55 to 64 has climbed from 53.2 percent in 2000 to 59.2 percent in 2015, with a peak of 60.8 percent in 2010,” according to a 2016 analysis of data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation.

Brown, J. E., Rhee, N., Saad-Lessler, J., & Oakley, D. (2016). Shortchanged in retirement: Continuing challenges to women's financial future.  (p. 4) Washington, DC: National Institute on Retirement. Retrieved from this source.

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