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While in 2011, 6.6 million Americans aged 65 or older were working in the U.S., by 2016 that number had risen to 8.9 million. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Not only are there significnatly more Americans over the age of 65 in the workforce today, compared with 30 years ago, a December 2017 study by SeniorLiving.org says that their numbers are growing rapidly, increasing nearly 35 percent just between 2011 and 2016.


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