NEW YORK (AP) Baby boomers are having babies in greater numbers than ever before, with more than 13.7 million births reported in 2016, more than double the 6.5 million births recorded in 2015, according to the latest Census Bureau data.
Baby boom dads are also having babies, at the highest levels in the country since the 1940s.
And many are taking their babies to work.
In 2016, nearly 2.6 million baby boomers worked in occupations such as sales and manufacturing, up from 2.3 million in 2015.
The baby boom is a big part of the national workforce, which was up to 9 million in 2016.
But the baby boom’s impact on the economy has been less pronounced, with employment and payrolls down.
“Boomers are getting older, they’re getting married, they’ve got their kids and they’re not having as much of a baby boom, and that’s why the labor force participation rate is lower,” said David Autor, chief economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
Boomer boomers will be voting this fall to expand Social Security benefits and make Medicaid more generous, and in the process, they’ll be adding to the national birthrate. “
The number of births and the number of workers who are eligible to get a job are up substantially, but they’re also down because there’s fewer baby boom jobs, and they need to find more work.”
Boomer boomers will be voting this fall to expand Social Security benefits and make Medicaid more generous, and in the process, they’ll be adding to the national birthrate.
But while baby boom dads may be taking more work, they are not driving the baby boomer population to the edge.
And that could be a problem if the baby market becomes crowded as it has become in recent years.
“There’s a sense of unease among baby boom parents that baby boom kids are not going to be able to go to college, that they’re going to have to rely on their parents and that there’s not going