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Almost 1 in 4 women in the U.S. labor force are age 55+

"Since 2000, the share of women 55 years and older increased from 12.6% of the women's labor force in 2000 to 22.2% in 2015. Their share is projected to grow to 25.3% of the women's labor force in 2024," according to a 2017 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (Chart 6)
       
 
 
         
Toossi, M., & Morisi, T. L. (2017). Women in the workforce before, during, and after the great recession: Spotlight on statistics. Washington, DC: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved from this source.
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