Keep on Working!

There has been a trend in recent years for people to keep working well past what was considered the normal age for retirement (thank the economy, inflation, lack of sufficient savings, etc.).  Here is a breakdown of the states with the most and least Americans who are over 55 years of age and still in the workforce.

Highest percentage
1.  North Dakota (49.7%)
2. Vermont (48.3%)
3. Alaska (46.3%)
3. Nebraska (46.3%)
5. Kansas (45.9%)
6. South Dakota (45.6%)
7. New Hampshire (45.2%)
8. Iowa (44.9%)
9. Wyoming (43.5%)
10. Maryland (43.0%)

Lowest percentage
1. Arkansas (30.1%)
2. Mississippi (30.3%)
3. Alabama (30.9%)
4. West Virginia (31.4%)
5. South Carolina (31.8%)
6. Arizona (33.5%)
7. Kentucky (33.6%)
8. Michigan (33.9%)
9. Tennessee (34.0%)
10. Nevada (34.8%)

Source: AARP Bulletin, Jan/Feb issue, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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