Among other topics addressed by the BLS reports:
- This increase does not just reflect the aging of the baby-boom population, since none had yet reached age 65.
- While part-time work among older workers began trending upward from 1990 to 1995, that trend has had a marked reversal with full-time employment rising sharply, with the number of older workers on full-time work schedules nearly doubling between 1995 and 2007 and the number working part-time rising just 19%; full-timers accounted for a majority among older workers, with 56% in 2007, up from 44% in 1995.
- In 1977, about one-third of employed women 65 and older were married, but by 2007, married women accounted for nearly one-half of these workers.
BLS also provides an audio file of this report.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics "Spotlight on Older Workers (July 2008)