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Fact of the Week: 7 April 2014

6 in 10 Older Workers Worked Full Time in 2012, Down 11% from 10 Years Ago

In 2002 and 2007, 67% of workers ages 45 to 74 held full-time jobs. By 2012, the percentage with full-time jobs had decreased 11 points to 56%. The percentage working part-time has increased from 11% in 2002 to 16% in 2012. The percentage who are self-employed is unchanged at 15%, according to the AARP 2013 career study on older workers (ages 45-74).
AARP. (2014). Staying ahead of the curve 2013: AARP multicultural work and career study: Older workers in an uneasy job market. Washington, DC: AARP. Retrieved from
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