Poll: Some younger workers not happy with graying workforce

CHICAGO (AP) — A rising share of older Americans is forgoing the concept of a traditional retirement at the age of 65, a trend that some younger workers aren’t particularly thrilled to see.

A poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds workers under 50 were significantly more likely to view America’s aging workforce as a negative development compared with their older counterparts. About 4 in 10 respondents ages 18 to 49 say they consider the trend a bad thing for American workers. Just 14% of those age 60 and over said the same.

America’s workforce is graying. Government statistics show nearly 20% of Americans over the age of 65 were employed or actively looking for work last year, up from less than 12% two decades prior.

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