Saturday, August 04, 2007

Survey: EBRI Reports More Older Americans Working Full Time

According to new research published by Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), there is a trend toward more full-time, full-year work among older workers and that trend can be seen is virtually every demographic group.

Among other things, EBRI writes in "Employment Status of Workers Age 55 and Older" in its August issue of EBRI Notes that:
  • those aged 55 or older in the labor force increased from about 29% n 1993 to 38% in 2006
  • those aged 65–69 in the labor force increased from about 18% in 1985 to 29% in 2006.
  • the percentage of workers age 55 or older who work full time, full year steadily increased from 54% in 1993 to 64% in 2005.
  • across each race/ethnicity category, the percentage of workers age 55 or older working full time, full year increased from 1987 to 2005.
Source: EBRI News Release (August 2, 2007)

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