Over the past 20 years, the labor force participation rate of people 65 years and older has increased, particularly within the past decade. As with all age groups, the increase in labor force participation of women has been a driving factor for this overall trend. This report examines labor force trends from 1990 to 2010, as well as current (2011) labor force and work status characteristics of people 65 years and older. Highlights include:
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