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75% of men and 66% of women aged 55-61 were in the labor force in 2015

 

 
"In 2015, the labor force participation rate for men ages 55-61 was 75%, far below the rate in 1963 (90%)," according to a 2016 analysis of data from the US Current Population survey. "In 2015, 64% of women ages 55-61 were in the labor force, compared with 44% in 1963. (Indicator 12, p. 20-21)
 
       
 
        Older Americans 2016: Key indicators of well-being. (2016). Washington, DC: Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics. Retrieved from this source.
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