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NC workers aged 75 or older expected to increase

RALEIGH (AP) -- No retirement for these folks. The number of people still working at age 75 or older is increasing in North Carolina. According to federal census data, about 58,000 jobs are currently held by individuals born in or before the early 1930s, and about 2,000 workers in that demographic enter the work force each year. That's less than 1 percent of the work force, but that's expected to grow. A recent report from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics found that almost 2 million people aged 75 or older are expected to be in the U.S. work force by 2016. That's a 6.3 percent growth rate. Experts said the trend is driven by several factors, including higher education levels, better health among seniors, increases in the Social Security retirement age and the need for health insurance. (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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These people are of a generation that firmly believe in" an honest day's work for an honest day's pay". Too many of the last three generations feel that "flippin' burger" type job's should pay $10.00 and up, when they feel like showing up, and will do as little as possible for as long as possilble.

Workers - 50, 60 & 70 YEARS OLD - THE END OF HARD WORKERS

I agree slopoke. The Majority (not all) of the younger generation that I have come in contact with is the reason the illegal immigrants have been able to take such a strong hold in lower paying jobs. What they don't realize is that those same illegal immigrants will produce legal children with an education and push for the higher paying jobs. So unless the younger generation starts APPLYING THEMSELVES with better work ethics and getting the lead out of their butts, they are going to find a hard road to toll. The good old saying "spare the rod spoil the child" is only one of the many factors that has helped fuel this lazy and unresponsible behavior generation after generation.