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Differences Found in Patterns of Continued Work | FEDweek

19 June 2014—Center's study is mentioned on fedweek.com.

The trend toward working longer—or at least hoping to work longer—has been continuing, although differences by gender remain, according to a report by the Sloan Center on Aging and Work. Overall, the proportion of those age 55-64 who are working or seeking work increased from 56 to 65 percent between 1990 and 2010, while the percentage among those 65 and older increased from 12 to 17 percent. The total of 40.2 percent is the highest level since 1975. That’s a major reversal from what had been the trend of those at or near retirement age in the two decades up to the mid-90s, when the percentage of all those age 55 or older who were still in the labor force fell from about 37 percent in 1975 to about 29 percent, before starting to climb. ...

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