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More than 1 in 5 Americans aged 55+ are in the labor force

"Americans ages 55 and older make up more than a fifth of the total labor force today (22.8%, seasonally adjusted), compared with 17.6% at the start of the Great Recession [December, 2007]," according to a 2017 analysis of BLS data.
*the amount of time an individual has been with his or her current employer
       
 
 
         
DeSilver, D. (2017). How the workforce changed since the Great Recession began. Washington DC: Pew Research Center. Retrieved from this source.
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