Friday, November 07, 2008

Minnesota: 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 Minnesota, the 21st state to be released in the series. Among the highlights of the report--"The Geographic Distribution and Characteristics of Older Workers in Minnesota: 2004":
  • 13.5% of workers were 55 and older, while 3.0% were 65 and older;
  • statewide, the transportation and warehousing industry had the highest proportion of or workers 55 and older, but no individual sectors employed more than 20% 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 15.4% of the workers 55 and older being in that sector.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics What's New (November 6, 2008)

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