Question of the Day: What percent of people age 75 and older are still working?
Many of our parents and grandparents are hard workers, but how many are carrying on into their late 70s?
Answer: 8.9%, With workers age 75+ expected to have the greatest growth of any age bracket in the near future
- What are some reasons that people would still be working into their late 70s?
- How do you think the number of older people still in the workforce will impact you when you look for a job?
- Do you think your generation will be more likely to work past 75, compared to the baby boomers?
- What steps can you take now if you are not interested in working into your 70s?
Over the next decade, the number of workers ages 75 and older is expected to increase in the US by 96.5%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, with their labor force participation rate projected to rise from 8.9% in 2020 to 11.7% by 2030, a rate that has steadily increased from 4.7% in 1996.
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