Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Oregon: 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 Oregon, the 16th state to be released in the series. Among the highlights of the report--"The Geographic Distribution and Characteristics of Older Workers in Oregon: 2004":
  • 14.9% of workers were 55 and older, while 3.1% were 65 and older;
  • statewide, the mining industry had the highest proportion of or workers 55 and older, with 23.2% of its workers in that age group, with the real estate and rental and leasing industry following with 21.1% and the utilities industry with 20.7%; and
  • the state's health care and social assistance industry employed the greatest number of older workers, with about 14.9% of the workers 55 and older being in that sector.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics What's New (September 23, 2008)

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