Older Americans Working More and Longer, Bucking Labor Trends

Help Wanted' sign is posted in the window of an automotive service shop on March 8, 2013 in El Cerrito, California.
The phenomenon of more older Americans working bucks overall employment trends — even as the percent of the population with a job has declined the share of employed older Americans has steadily increased. Overall the percentage of adults with a job — 59.9 percent — has failed to recover to pre- Great Recession levels, meanwhile the share of older Americans with a job has soared.