North Carolina City Has One Of The Highest Percentages Of Working Seniors
They tell you to save up for retirement. You have to pay into social security. All to sit back and love life while enjoying the golden years. To millennials and younger that seems like a fever dream. Social security will almost certainly run out before we can take advantage. How anyone can be putting money from their paycheck in this economy baffles me. Rent in Charlotte is outrageous compared to what it was a few years ago, food prices seem to go up daily, and trying to have a social life. It all just seems (bleeping) impossible. Can you tell this is something that causes me a lot, and I mean a lot of stress? So it came as no surprise to see a North Carolina city was on the list of the highest percentage of working seniors.
Raleigh North Carolina Working Seniors
And yes, I realize there could be numerous reasons for this that do not involve making ends meet during retirement. Some do it out of boredom, perhaps to get a little extra cash for a lavish vacation to spoil the grandkids, or maybe just for socialization and a sense of purpose. And good for them. I believe even if I won the lottery and was set for life, I’d find something to work. It would be low-stress, probably offer decent benefits, and hopefully something fun! But still, something that brings joy. So perhaps that is what our mature friends in Raleigh are doing. The North Carolina capital city ranked number 23 on the list for the most working seniors.
This list was recently put out by ChamberOfCommerce.org.They examined the 170 most populated cities in the US and ranked them according to the percentage of seniors aged 65 and over who were actively employed within the last 12 months, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Raleigh came in number 23 on the list with 25.6% of seniors working. Alexandria Virginia was the top city on this list. What occupations are those over 65 workers? The following occupations had some of the highest median ages of workers: Famers, chauffers, bus drivers, and judges were among those jobs. You can read the full study and methodology here.