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More seniors will work in 2016

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  • 84.3%: Projected increase in workers 75 or older between 2006 and 2016.
  • 83.4%: Projected increase in workers between 65 and 74 by 2016.
  • 8.5%: Total projected increase in labor force between 2006 and 2016.
  • 6.1%: Expected percentage of the labor force in 2016 made up of workers 65 or older, up from 3.6 percent in 2006.
  • 147%: Percent increase of employment for women 65 or older in 2007; for men 65 or older, employment increased 75 percent.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics