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15% of Blacks in the labor force are age 55+, compared to 10% in 2010.

 
Among the U.S. Black population in the labor force in 2016, 11.8% are age 55-64 and 2.6% are age 65+, compared to 2010, when the figures were 7.7% and 2.0%, respectively, according to a 2018 analysis of data from the Current Population Survey. (p. 12)
       
 
 
         
Toossi, M., & Joyner, L. (2018). Blacks in the labor force: Spotlight on statistics. Washington DC: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved from Toossi, M., & Joyner, L. (2018). Blacks in the labor force: Spotlight on statistics. Washington DC: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved from this source.
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