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In 2026 4 in 10 adults aged 55+ will be in the labor force

Among older adults aged 55+, in 2026 the projected labor force participation rate will decline slightly to 38.9%, compared to 40.0% in 2016. In 1996, the labor force participation rate for adults aged 55+ was 30.3%, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics employment projections program. (p. 1 and chart data)
Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2017). Labor force participation rates projected to decline over the next decade. TED: The economics daily. Washington DC: U.S. Department of Labor. Retrieved from this source.
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