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USA Today reports that “older workers are snaring an outsized share of job gains in the economic recovery as they put off retirement amid shrinking nest eggs, changes in Social Security benefits and improved health ... In February, employment for workers 55 and older rose by 277,000 from January, or 65% of the total 428,000 gains, according to the Labor Department's household survey, which is used to calculate the unemployment rate.”
KC's View:
I’m not sure how I feel about this. On the one hand, I’m glad to see that people my age have more options open to them. (I’ve been very open about this. I’m going to be writing for a living until I drop ... or until people stop reading me.)

On the other hand, I’m really distressed to discover that I’m more than two years past the point where I started being though of as an “older worker.”

Oy.

Maybe I’m just feeling very Dylan Thomas this morning, but I fully intend to “rage, rage against the dying of the light...”