Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Indiana: Census Bureau Releases Profile of Older Workers

In a continuation of its partnership with 31 states on a series of reports on workers 55 and older, the Census Bureau has released its report on Indiana, the fourth state to be released in the series. Among the highlights of the report--"The Geographic Distribution and Characteristics of Older Workers in Indiana: 2004":
  • of the 92 counties in Indiana, one county--Ohio County--had 20% total 55 or older;
  • statewide, 14.4% of workers were 55 and older;
  • 90 counties experienced an increase from 2001 to 2004 in the percentage of the county workforce that was 55 and older;
  • among industry sectors that employed 100 or more workers 55 and older, educational services had the highest proportion of workers in this age group.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau News Release (October 15, 2007)

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