Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Delaware: Census Bureau 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 Delaware, the seventh state to be released in the series. Among the highlights of the report--"The Geographic Distribution and Characteristics of Older Workers in Delaware: 2004":
  • 15% of workers were 55 and older, while 3.4% were 65 and older;
  • the educational services industry had the highest proportion of workers 55 and over (22.3%), followed closely by arts, entertainment and recreation (22.1%); and
  • the state's retail trade industry employed the greatest number of older workers, with about 16% of the workers 55 and older being in that sector.
The Census Bureau also states that reports on Colorado, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Maryland and Kentucky are tentatively scheduled to be released over the next month or two.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau News Release (February 11, 2008)

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