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Working Past 70: Americans Can’t Seem to Retire

U.S. seniors are employed at the highest rates in 55 years.
The Biggest Retirement Mistake People Make

More and more Americans are spending their golden years on the job.

Almost 19 percent of people 65 or older were working at least part-time in the second quarter of 2017, according to the U.S. jobs report released on Friday. The age group’s employment/population ratio hasn’t been higher in 55 years, before American retirees won better health care and Social Security benefits starting in the late 1960s.