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Older adults in labor force, 2014

There were 8.4 million older adults in the labor force in 2014, 4.6 million of whom were men, and 3.8 million of whom were women.

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
URL
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Categories

  • Today's Older Population

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