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U.S. senior workforce, by the numbers

Published June 16. 2012 09:01AM

The numbers of people continuing to work past the traditional retirement age of 65 in Pennsylvania has leaped almost 90 percent over the past decade, according to figures from the state department of labor and Industry.

Meanwhile, the unemployment rate for this workforce has also jumped.

In 1992, the over-65 civilian workforce was about 164,000, with about 8,000, or 4.6 percent. In 2011, the workforce had about 306,000 older workers, about 19,000 of whom, or 6.2 percent, were unemployed, according to L&I.

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