Silver Book Fact

Labor force participation by older men

In 2014, over 20 percent of men 65+ were in the labor force.

Administration on Aging. A Profile of Older Americans: 2014; 2015. https://www.acl.gov/sites/default/files/Aging%20and%20Disability%20in%20America/2014-Profile.pdf. Accessed July 1, 2015

Reference

Title
A Profile of Older Americans: 2014
Publication Date
2015
Authors
Administration on Aging
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Today's Older Population

Related Facts

  • Medicare enrollees receiving personal care
    Around 3.7 million (11%) of older Medicare enrollees received personal care from a paid or unpaid source in 1999.  
  • Short stay hospital admittance of 65+ population, 2007
    In 2007, around 12.9 million Americans ages 65+ were discharged from short stay hospitals–a rate three times the comparable rate for persons of all ages.  
  • Number of 65+ Americans in 2009
    In 2009, the number of Americans age 65 and older increased by 770,699.  
  • Labor force participation by older women
    In 2014, over 9 percent of women aged 65+ were in the labor force.  
  • Disabilities among older adults
    Of people aged 65 and over, 36 percent reported having some sort of disability (i.e. difficulty hearing, vision, cognition, ambulation, self-care, or independent living).