More older people continue to work

58.7% of seniors are working

The numbers of ‘seniors’ getting jobs has risen by 30% over the past 10 years with national figures showing there are 58.7% in work, driven in part by changes in retirement rules.

A study by national statistics agency Insee showed there were more 50-64 year-olds in work due to policy changes including the raising of the retirement age to 62 under President Sarkozy in 2010.