The Aging Workforce: Implications for Employers


Workers aged 45 and older account for an increasing share of the US workforce.1 Employment by workers aged 45-54 has grown moderately, while workers aged 55-64 has grown steadily.  With these trends expected to continue, do older workers’ injuries tend to be more severe than those of younger workers, and if so, what strategies can be used to reduce the cost of Workers’ Compensation claims for the older worker?