Tuesday, September 30, 2008

New Mexico: 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 Mexico, the 17th state to be released in the series. Among the highlights of the report--"The Geographic Distribution and Characteristics of Older Workers in New Mexico: 2004":
  • 14.1% of workers were 55 and older, while 3.2% were 65 and older;
  • statewide, the educational services industry had the highest proportion of or workers 55 and older, with 22.0% of its workers in that age group; and
  • the state's health care and social assistance industry employed the greatest number of older workers, with about 16.9% of the workers 55 and older being in that sector.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics What's New (September 29, 2008)

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