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Statistics on the changing workforce

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  • 41% of American adults are over the age of 50, the highest percent in U.S. history
  • 80% of Congress is over 50
  • 50% of the Americans who voted in the 2006 elections were over 50
  • By 2011 the American 50-plus population will surpass 100 million

Pat Hayes is founder and chairman of Fabric Images Inc., Elgin, Ill., and a director of the Advanced Textiles Association. He chairs the economic and workforce development committee in his community.

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