More Older Workers Make Up the U.S. Labor Force
Older workers now make up a larger share of the U.S. labor force. The number of workers age 55 and older increased by 3.5 million from September 2009 to September 2012. This increase represents the larger share of the gain of 4.2 million for all workers age 16 and older, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). BLS projections on the U.S. labor force also indicate that the number of older workers will continue to rise. According to BLS, the percent change of workers age 65-74 will increase 83.4% during 2010-201.
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