America is getting older. Fast. Baby boomers -- the 76 million people born between 1946 and 1964 -- are rapidly hitting retirement age. The oldest boomers turned 65 last year, and for the next two decades, Americans will hit that age at a rate of 8,000 a day. By the time you finish reading this paragraph, another five boomers will have reached 65.
Governing's multiple-part series on aging in America continues this month with a new magazine feature (below) as well as additional stories, data and interactive content at governing.com/generations.
Government Unprepared for Boomers’ Mass Exodus
The mass exodus of baby boomers from the workforce has been a crisis in the making for years. Yet in many cases the public sector is still not prepared.