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February 2004, Vol. 127, No. 2
Labor force projections to 2012: the graying of the U.S. workforce
Economist, Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The labor force will continue to age, with the annual growth rate of the 55-years-and -older group projected to be nearly 4 time that of the overall labor force; as the participation rates of older age groups increase, the older population's share of the workforce will rise.
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