January 25, 2013

Stats: Seniors working longer

US Census - In 1990, 12.1 percent of the population 65 years and older was in the labor force. By 2010, the labor force participation rate of those 65 years and older had increased to 16.1 percent, a 4.0 percentage point change. Within the 65 and over population, 65- to 69-year-olds saw the largest change, increasing from 21.8 percent in 1990 to 30.8 percent in 2010, a 9.0 percentage point increase, compared with a 5.0 percentage point increase for 70- to 74-year-olds and a 1.0 percentage point increase for people 75 years and older

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And the pennies that she makes will help to fill the pension void
For it's not the love of working keeps her constantly employed
Seven days a week she's there just to earn her meagre pay
By selling daily papers on the corner at White Bay

(from Judy Small's song about the late Beatrice Bush of Sydney, who'd been so poorly educated by the state that she could barely read the papers she sold.

The state didn't do jack shit for her while she lived, but they named a bridge after her once she was dead)