Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tennessee: 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 Tennessee, the 18th state to be released in the series. Among the highlights of the report--"The Geographic Distribution and Characteristics of Older Workers in Tennessee: 2004":
  • 14.1% of workers were 55 and older, while 3.0% were 65 and older;
  • statewide, the utilities industry and the mining industry had the highest proportion of or workers 55 and older, both having 20.4% of its workers in that age group; and
  • the state's manufacturing industry employed the greatest number of older workers, with about 20.7% of the workers 55 and older being in that sector.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics What's New (October 14, 2008)

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