It’s not just Joe Biden. Plenty of Americans are now working into their 80s.

President Joe Biden speaks before signing the agreement for Finland and Sweden to be included in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in the East Room of the White House on August 9, 2022 in Washington, DC.
The number of working Americans aged 80 or over — such President Joe Biden — has risen from 1980.
Medical advancements made working longer possible, and that, in turn, can have health benefits. 
At the same time, many who want to retire simply can’t afford to, prolonging their careers.

Plenty of Americans are grinding through their golden years.

That includes President Joe Biden, who just turned 80 this week. He’ll likely pursue a second term, now that former President Donald Trump, who is also nearing 80, is back in the race.

Octogenarians outside of the executive branch are also extending their careers. A Washington Post analysis using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that working octogenarians reached a high in 2019, with roughly 734,000…

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