Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Maryland: 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 Maryland, the 11th state to be released in the series.Among the highlights of the report--"The Geographic Distribution and Characteristics of Older Workers in Maryland: 2004":
  • 14.6% of workers were 55 and older, while 3.4% were 65 and older;
  • the mining industry was the only industry to have more than 20% of its workers 55 and over (20.6%); in metropolitan areas, the educational services industry had the the largest percentage of workers 55 and older (25.5%); and
  • the state's health care and social services industry employed the greatest number of older workers, with about 15.2% of the workers 55 and older being in that sector.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics What's New (June 19, 2008)

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