The Number of Older American Workers Has Doubled Since 1985

The number of retirement-age Americans working today has doubled since 1985, find an United Income report.

According to the report, as of February 2019, over 20 percent of Americans aged 65 and older are working or looking for work compared with the all-time low of 10 percent in 1985.

The study says better health is the key reason for the increase of older Americans in the labor force. Of those 65 years of age or older working or looking for work, 78 percent say they are in good health or better, up from 69 percent in 1985.