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35% of men and 25% of women age 60+ are in the labor force

 

 

The labor force participation rate participation rate for men age 60+ "has increased by nearly one-third from a low of 26% in 1995 to 35% today...Participation rate trends among older women [age 60+] show a parallel increase, with the participation rate climbing from 15% in 1995 to 25% in 2014," according to a 2016 analysis of data from the Current Population Survey. (p. 5 and fig. II-1)
 
       
 
 
         
Bosworth, B., Burtless, G., & Zhang, K. (2016). Later retirement, inequality in old age, and the growing gap in longevity between rich and poor. Washington DC: Brookings Institute. Retrieved from this source.
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