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America's Aging Labor Force

Older workers in an uneasy job market

Summary of Publication

America’s labor force is aging. After decades of decline following the end of World War II, labor force participation rates at older ages leveled off and then began to increase. The increase has been greater for older women, who are a growing proportion of the ages 50-plus labor force.

Read the full fact sheet: America's Aging Labor Force (PDF)

See also: The AARP Work and Career Study (PDF)