August 8, 2018

More older Americans are continuing to work

By: Judy Mathias

Editor’s Note

Not all older workers are counting the days until retirement, though they may cut back on hours, reports the August 1 MarketWatch.

Reasons for continuing to work vary, but they are not always financial. Many seek to maintain a sense of purpose and productivity, the report says.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that in the next 8 years, workers 65 to 74 years old and 75 and older will have the fastest rates of growth among all ages, according to the report.

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