Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Colorado: Census Bureau Issues Profiles 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 Colorado, the eighth state to be released in the series.Among the highlights of the report--"The Geographic Distribution and Characteristics of Older Workers in Colorado: 2004":
  • 13.2% of workers were 55 and older, while 2.9% were 65 and older;
  • the utilities industry had the highest proportion of workers 55 and over (19.9%), and no individual industry employed more than 20% of workers who were over 55; and
  • the state's retail trade industry employed the greatest number of older workers, with about 13.9% of the workers 55 and older being in that sector.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics What's New (April 1, 2008)

Additional Source: Rocky Mountain News "Work force in Colorado graying around the edges" (April 8, 2008)

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