Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Wisconsin: 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 Wisconsin, the ninth state to be released in the series.Among the highlights of the report--"The Geographic Distribution and Characteristics of Older Workers in Wisconsin: 2004":
  • 14.3% of workers were 55 and older, while 3.2% were 65 and older;
  • the real estate and rental and leasing industry had the highest proportion of workers 55 and over (19.6%), and no individual industry employed more than 20% of workers who were over 55; and
  • the state's manufacturing industry employed the greatest number of older workers, with about 22.7% 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)

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