||<p>The data requested is not held, however the number of older workers in the UK is
at a record high, currently standing at 9.9m workers aged 50 years and over. 4.2m
women aged 50-64 are in employment; this compares to 3.5m five years ago. There are
1.2 million individuals in employment aged over 65, of which 39% are women.</p><p>
</p><p>Employment rates for older workers have also been increasing and recently reached
record highs. Since ten years ago, the employment rate has increased by 6.2 percentage
points (pp) (from 64.9% to 71.1%) for people aged 50-64. The current employment rate
for women aged 50-64 is at a record high of 66.8%.</p><p> </p><p>Further information
on estimates of employment, unemployment, economic inactivity and other employment-related
statistics for the UK can be found in the “UK labour market: September 2017” statistical
bulletin published at the Office for National Statistics (ONS) website:</p><p><a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/employmentandemployeetypes/bulletins/uklabourmarket/september2017"
</p><p>The Government is committed to supporting people aged 50 years and over to
remain in and return to work; the ‘Fuller Working Lives: A Partnership Approach’ strategy
was published on 2nd February. This, crucially, is led by employers, but it also sets
out the case for action by individuals, and the role of Government in supporting them
in planning their careers and their approach to retirement. The Strategy and supporting
evidence base are available at the attached web address:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fuller-working-lives-a-partnership-approach"
</p><p>Analysis on the headline measures that the government uses to monitor progress
on Fuller Working Lives can be found in this statistical release:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/economic-labour-market-status-of-individuals-aged-50-and-over-trends-over-time-september-2017"