Get Free Help Preparing Your Taxes From AARP Foundation Tax-Aide. Find a location



most popular



Best Employers for Workers Over 50

See the latest winners of this AARP recognition program.

National Employer Team

See which companies value older workers.

Employer Resource Center

Attract and retain top talent in a changing workforce.

State Profiles of Workers 45+

This and Related Reports

By 2012, it is projected that 42 percent of workers in the United States will be age 45 and older, up from only 37 percent in 2002. During this ten-year period, the number of workers ages 45 and older will grow by nearly 27 percent, whereas the number of workers ages 16 to 44 is expected to grow by only 3 percent.

These profiles are designed to provide information about each state's age 45+ workforce to enable individuals and organizations dealing with older worker issues to have a better understanding of this population in order to plan and implement programs related to them. This document provides information about age 45+ workers within each state, such as the number of hours worked per week, in which industries they work, and how many work in the private or public sector. In order to shed light on any demographic differences between workers and non-workers, demographic information is also provided for non-workers as well as workers.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Lona Choi-Allum, the report's author, at (202) 434-6333 or Deborah Russell of AARP Economic Security and Work at (202) 434-2067. (193 pages)

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts


Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.

Jobs You Might Like

Jobs You Might Like

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

UPS Store membership discount aarp benefits

Members save 15% on eligible products/services, 5% on UPS shipping at The UPS Store®.

membership adt

Small business owners save 20% on new installation of any new ADT security system.

Man using cell phone outdoors

Members save on monthly service & usage fees and get free activation with Consumer Cellular.

Member Benefits

Renew today! Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.

Advance your skills. Transform your career.

Explore your learning possibilities.