Thursday, December 18, 2008

West Virginia: 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 West Virginia, the 26th state to be released in the series. Among the highlights of the report--"The Geographic Distribution and Characteristics of Older Workers in West Virginia: 2004":
  • 13.8% of workers were 55 and older, while 2.7% were 65 and older;
  • statewide, other sevices (except public administration) had the highest proportion of workers in that age group, but no industry had 20% or more; and
  • the state's health care and social assistance industry employed the greatest number of older workers, with about 18.8% of the workers 55 and older being in that sector.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics What's New (December 17, 2008)

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