New data analysis from the Pew Research Center shows that nearly 9 million adults aged 65 and older are still in the workforce either full or part-time. That’s almost 19% of the age group, while in May of 2000, only 4 million workers aged 65+, or 12.8% of the age group, held full or part-time jobs.
The researchers show that the relatively strong presence of 65-and-older workers is found across age brackets: 65- to 69-year-olds, 70- to 74-year-olds, and those 75 and older. Author Drew DeSilver also notes that not only are more older Americans working, more of them are working full-time.
The research findings can be found on the Pew website.