If Australia increased the workforce participation of older workers it could boost the economy by up to $78 billion, a new report has found.
* Sweden a leading country with around three quarters of its population aged over 55 employed
* Australia in the middle of the pack, employing just over 60 per cent aged 55-64
* One of the main barriers for older Australians trying to find work was discrimination
Consulting firm PwC examined all OECD countries for its ‘Golden Age Index’ and found Australia to be in the middle of the pack for employing people aged 55 and over.
More information at; http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-25/australia-needs-to-employs-more-over-55-yr-olds-report-finds/7657926?section=business