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(Results from the 2009 Pew Survey)

What do you think of the word retirement? Do you use it to describe yourself? I feel this word has lost its original meaning.

  • 83% of adults age 65+ describe themselves as retired.
  • Only 76% fit the stereotype of full retirement.
  • 8% say they are retired and work part-time.
  • 2% say they are retired and work full-time.
  • 3% are retired and looking for work.
  • 11% age 65+ describe themselves as still in the labour force, although not all have jobs.

Have you retired the word retirement?