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According to latest census, Clark County's population has aged

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Updated: 6/18/2013 10:09 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- The landscape of Nevada is changing. More of us our men, more of us are Hispanic and we're getting older.

That's what we're learning from the updated census. Between 2010 and 2012 the population of people 65 and up has climbed more than 9 percent.

News 3's Elizabeth Donatelli joins us with more on how that trend impacts our workforce.

More and more of the 360,000 people 65 and up are still working in a state and city that has battled high unemployment for years.

Linda Sue Murphy has worked in banking the whole time she's lived in Las Vegas.

“I’ve been here 31 years on August the 5th,” Sue Murray said.

At 64 she has no plans to retire anytime soon.

“I was thinking about retiring at 62, but with the economy and everything,” she said.

She will soon be part of the growing 65 and up age-group but refuses to let that slow her down.

“I told my boss the other day we just got started working with iPads for capturing signatures and I’m not going to let this defeat me and I finally got an Android phone," Sue Murphy said.

The American Association of Retired People named her company, One Nevada Credit Union, one of the best employers for workers over 50.

President and CEO Brad Beal said 40 percent of the company's workforce is over 50, including himself.

“They have a wealth of knowledge to begin with and a lot of experience and are extremely good at what they do,” Bealat said.

But with more older people keeping their jobs, it can shrink the job market for young people.

Hilarie Grey with AARP says the changing workforce also has its benefits.

“It benefits the young workforce to be able to work with mentors,” Grey said.


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