Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Montana: 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 Montana, the 15th state to be released in the series. Among the highlights of the report--"The Geographic Distribution and Characteristics of Older Workers in Montana: 2004":
  • 14.6% of workers were 55 and older, while 3.1% were 65 and older;
  • statewide, the real estate and rental and leasing industry had the highest proportion of or workers 55 and older, with 22.9% of its workers in that age group, with the transportation and warehousing industry following with 20.9%; and
  • the state's health care and social assistance industry employed the greatest number of older workers, with about 18.1% of the workers 55 and older being in that sector.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics What's New (September 8, 2008)

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