Thursday, August 28, 2008

South Carolina: 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 South Carolina, the 14th state to be released in the series. Among the highlights of the report--"The Geographic Distribution and Characteristics of Older Workers in South Carolina: 2004":
  • 14.9% of workers were 55 and older, while 3.3% were 65 and older;
  • statewide, the educational services industry had the highest proportion of or workers 55 and older, with 21.7% of its workers in that age group, followed by the agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting (20.7%) and real estate and rental
    and leasing (20.5%) industries; and
  • the state's manufacturing industry employed the greatest number of older workers, with about 19.9% of the workers 55 and older being in that sector.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics What's New (August 27, 2008)

1 comment:

psRoy said...

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