The labor force participation of people with five chronic conditions is examined in a report from the National Academy on an Aging Society, a nonpartisan policy institute of the Gerontological Society of America. The 126 million Americans age 18 and older with one or more conditions tend to miss more work, make less money and retire sooner than healthy workers. The report highlights employment gaps between the sick and healthy and between low-income and high-income workers with chronic conditions.
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- People age 45 to 64 in the labor force
- Retirees age 51 to 61 who say health was a very important factor in decision to retire
- Workers age 18 to 64 with chronic conditions limited in the type or amount of work they can do
- Median monthly earnings for workers age 45 to 64
- Retired people age 51 to 61
- Labor force participation for people age 45 to 64