Minister Maria Larsson opens Pensionärspoolen, Photo: Jenny Hallberg, SR International.

Pensioners choose work over retirement

The number of people wanting to work after the traditional retirement age of 65 is growing so quickly that a new market has emerged to help them.

On Tuesday Minister for Elderly Care Maria Larsson inaugurated a new temp agency aimed at people who have retired but want to keep working.

According to the pension company AMF, the number of people in Sweden over the age of 64 who are still working has increased by 80 percent over the past eight years, and those over the age of 70 working has risen by 25 percent during the same period.

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