Breakdown: Four generations now in labor force
While older Americans represent the fastest growing cohort in the labor force, Millennials soon will account for more than a third of those working.
You can access the April 2020 Breakdown graphic here.
164 million people in the U.S. workforce
41 million ages 55 and older
13 million of that group will be 65 and older
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55% Labor force growth rate of 65- to 74-year-olds from 2014-24 (projected)
86% Labor force growth rate of workers 75 and older from 2014-24 (projected)
5% Labor force growth rate for all workers
Baby Boomers: 1946–1964
Generation X: 1965–1980
Generation Z: After 1996
Sources: Catalyst, Bureau of Labor Statistics