Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Kansas: 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 Kansas, the 27th state to be released in the series. Among the highlights of the report--"The Geographic Distribution and Characteristics of Older Workers in Kansas: 2004":
  • 14.4% of workers were 55 and older, while 3.5% were 65 and older;
  • statewide, the real estate and rental and leasing industry had the highest proportion of or workers 55 and older, but no industry had 20% or more of its workers in that age group; and
  • the state's manufacturing industry employed the greatest number of older workers, with about 18.0% of the workers 55 and older being in that sector.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics What's New (December 23, 2008)

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