Working Longer for Fun or Necessity
In its current population survey, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the number of workers age 75 years and older has steadily risen since 1985. Last year more than 1.2 million people age 75 and up were still in the workforce. That’s less than 20 percent of the 6.5 million over the usual retirement age of 65 who are still working or looking for work.
While many senior citizens closer to 65 are working because they cannot survive on their pensions or other retirement savings, experts on aging said it’s a different story for the “super-senior” employees, most of whom work for social interaction and a sense of fulfillment.