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Flash: US has hit the largest number of older workers ever!

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‘I’ll Never Retire’: Americans Break Record for Working Past 65

According to the latest data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, almost 20% of all Americans 65+ are now employed. "I'll Never Retire," an article in Bloomberg.com, cites several different studies and explanations for the upsurge in older workers. Among the reasons people are working longer:
  • They need the money.
  • They like their jobs.
  • Skilled, experienced workers have become more valuable to employers.
  • Older Americans are healthier and living longer.
"It has become increasingly normal to be over 65 and working, as more and more boomers reach retirement age, said Torsten Sl√łk, chief international economist at Deutsche Bank. Now that one in five older Americans has a job, he says, “I would think this just continues to move higher.”
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