The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employees aged 50 or over now make up 28% of the U.S. workforce and that, by 2016, that proportion will rise to 33.5%, or more than one in three.
I was pretty amazed at those BLS statistics, that over a quarter of the U.S. workforce is over the age of fifty and that number would rise so dramatically over the next eight years. However, if you’re over 50, it’s only a sign that a greater number of your peers is looking towards working through their retirement as well. It’s important to start planning for that now if you’re if you’ll want to do the same.
Retiring Where the Jobs Are [CNN Money]