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US manufacturing at ‘frontier’ of aging American workforce: Why that’s a problem

on August 1, 2019, 07:22 am MDT

An aging U.S. populationOpens a New Window., and labor force, is weighing particularly heavy on one sector of the economy – manufacturingOpens a New Window..

As of 2017, nearly one-quarter of the industry’s workers were age 55 or older, according to a new report from the Manufacturing Institute, the workforce and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers.

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