- 13.2% of workers were 55 and older, while 2.6% were 65 and older;
- statewide, the utilities industry had the highest proportion of or workers 55 and older, with 23.3% 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 15.3% of the workers 55 and older being in that sector.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Washington: 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 Washington, the 19th state to be released in the series. Among the highlights of the report--"The Geographic Distribution and Characteristics of Older Workers in Washington: 2004":