This from Pew Research. American statistics – but we are seeing the same in Australia.

Our take: your workforce of the future is actually working with you today; they just want to work differently. What are you doing about it?

The American work force is graying — and not just because the American population itself is graying. Older adults are staying in the labor force longer, and younger adults are staying out of it longer. Both trends took shape about two decades ago. Both have intensified during the current recession. Both are expected to continue after the economy recovers. One reason, according to a Pew Research survey, is that older workers value not just the economics benefits of work, but the psychic and social rewards.