The new reality of old age in America: 'I'm going to work until I die'
Oct 1, 2017 7:23 AM - People are living longer, more expensive lives, often without much of a safety net. As a result, record numbers of Americans older than 65 are working -- now nearly 1 in 5. That proportion has risen steadily over the past decade, and at a far faster rate than any other age group. Today, 9 million senior citizens work, compared with 4 million in 2000.