These experimental statistics detail the trends over time in the economic labour market status of individuals aged 50 and over.

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Economic labour market status of individuals aged 50 and over, trends over time: September 2020

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Due to changes made to the Labour Force Survey as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic,a revised version of these statistics was published on 19 November 2020

This publication details the trends over time in the economic labour market status of individuals aged 50 and over. Analysis is provided on the 3 headline measures announced in the Fuller Working Lives (FWL) Strategy 2017 that the government use to monitor progress on FWL:

  1. Employment rate of 50 year olds and over, by 5-year age bands and gender.

  2. Average age of exit from the labour market, by gender.

  3. Employment rate gap between 50 to 64 year olds and 35 to 49 year olds, broken down by 5-year age band and gender.

The background information and methodology note provides more information including the context, source and limitations of the statistics.

This is an annual release and the next release will be in September 2021.

Published 10 September 2020
Last updated 19 November 2020 + show all updates
  1. Published revised version of these statistics - this is due to changes made to the Labour Force Survey as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

  2. Added a note about the impact of changes made to the Labour Force Survey in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As a result of the changes, revised Economic labour market status of individuals aged 50 and over statistics will be published on 19 November 2020.

  3. First published.