Public Sector Employment: The Current Situation

Source: Stuart Greenfield, Center for State and Local Government Excellence, 2007

There are about 84 million baby boomers — defined to be those aged 42 to 61 in 2006 — who account for more than 30 percent of the U.S. population and more than 45 percent of total nonfarm employment last year. As the cutting edge of the baby boom generation begins their seventh decade, this aging trend will have an impact on the general workforce and an even more pronounced impact on the public sector workforce.

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