Statistics on the changing workforce
News | | By: ATA
By Pat Hayes, CPP
- 41% of American adults are over the age of 50, the highest percent in U.S. history
- 80% of Congress is over 50
- 50% of the Americans who voted in the 2006 elections were over 50
- By 2011 the American 50-plus population will surpass 100 million
Pat Hayes is founder and chairman of Fabric Images Inc., Elgin, Ill., and a director of the Industrial Fabrics Association International. He chairs the economic and workforce development committee in his community.