Friday, November 09, 2007

Arkansas: Census Burerau Issues Profile of the Older Worker

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 Arkansas, the fifth state to be released in the series. Among the highlights of the report--"The Geographic Distribution and Characteristics of Older Workers in Arkansas: 2004":
  • 14.3% of the workers in 2004 were 55 and older and 3.1% of the workers were 65 and older; and
  • of the 75 counties in Arkansas 20% or more of the workforce in three counties was 55 or older in 2004.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau News Release (November 8, 2007)

Other Sources: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette "No rocking chair just yet for many" (November 25, 2007)

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