Will the Jobs of the Future Support an Older Workforce?



Retirement ages in the United States have been rising for decades but the continuation of this trend depends on employers in the future looking to fill jobs that older workers can do. This study considers whether the occupations that are projected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to grow faster by 2030 are those that are suitable for older workers. Using a variety of different metrics for suitability, the analysis finds only weak evidence that the occupations most suitable for older workers are projected to grow particularly slowly.

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