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Adults age 50+ contributed 43% of total U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

The total economic contribution to the local GDP supports jobs, employee compensation and state taxes.

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Livability For All: The AARP Age-Friendly Community Surveys (Tucson, AZ; Springfield, IL)

This AARP community survey finds that residents want to age in their communities and need community support and resources to do so.

Job Seeking Among Workers Age 50+

AARP conducted a survey among labor force participants age 50 and over around job seeking.

Caregiving in New Jersey

Registered voters 45-plus in NJ support expanding its Respite Care program and its State Income Tax Credit program.

50+ Multicultural Population State Fact Sheets, 2017

These fact sheets provide State population data for multicultural populations age 50 and older.

Happiness Grows with Age

Older and younger Americans share their perceptions about aging in this AARP survey.

AARP Survey: Issues Facing West Virginia Voters Ages 45-Plus

West Virginia residents’ opinions about financial security, retirement savings options offered by their employer, and caregiving in this AARP survey.

57% of those 60 and older...

feel 'younger than I am' compared to just 27% of those age 18-39.

Did You Know?

High proportions of current and soon-to-be empty nesters say they have heard the term "empty nester" and know what it means.

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