New research indicates that in huge numbers, American workers aged 62 and older remained in the job market last year rather than taking Social Security retirement.
Only 27 percent of older workers applied for new Social Security retirement benefits in 2011 -- the lowest number since 1976 -- according to an Urban Institute policy brief, which suggests that an improving economy has provided older workers with new job opportunities.
On the other hand, more workers applied for Social Security disability benefits in 2010 and 2011, respectively, than in any other years since 1957.
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