Wednesday, May 28, 2008

New Jersey: 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 New Jersey, the tenth state to be released in the series.Among the highlights of the report--"The Geographic Distribution and Characteristics of Older Workers in New Jersey: 2004":
  • 16.6% of workers were 55 and older, while 4.0% were 65 and older;
  • the mining industry had the highest proportion of workers 55 and over (22.2%), followed by manufacturing (21.1%), educational services (21.0%), and real estate and rental and leasing (20.8%); and
  • the state's health care and social services industry employed the greatest number of older workers, with about 14.8% of the workers 55 and older being in that sector.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics What's New (May 27, 2008)

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