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Fastest-growing workforce segment? Seniors

While in 2011, 6.6 million Americans aged 65 or older were working in the U.S., by 2016 that number had risen to 8.9 million. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Not only are there significnatly more Americans over the age of 65 in the workforce today, compared with 30 years ago, a December 2017 study by SeniorLiving.org says that their numbers are growing rapidly, increasing nearly 35 percent just between 2011 and 2016.

According to a report from the Society for Human Resource Management, the senior segment is projected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to be the fastest-growing group in the workforce through 2024. While in 2011, 6.6 million Americans age 65 or older were working in the U.S., by 2016 that number had risen to 8.9 million peopleā€”an increase of nearly 35 percent.


Article source: http://www.benefitspro.com/2018/02/02/fastest-growing-workforce-segment-seniors

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