Older workers on the job longer

More than 2 million 55- to 64-year-olds worked in 2006
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 11/21/2007

Older workers are staying in the workforce longer and, as a result, may be dampening the threat of a sudden and severe labour shortage as baby boomers retire, according to a new Statistics Canada study.

An estimated 2.1 million individuals aged 55 to 64 were either employed or looking for work in 2006, more than double the total in 1976, according to the study

Participation of older workers