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AUG 23, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Aging populace to have big impact on RI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — New forecasts say the percentage of Rhode Islanders that are 65 or older will sharply increase in coming decades, a demographic trend that will have big implications for the state's economy and government. The projections, released by the state on Thursday, show that the state's overall population — now just over 1 million — will decline slightly over the next decade before rising in 2025, when the number of jobs in the state is expected to surpass pre-recession levels. With a smaller percentage of Rhode Islanders working — and paying taxes and generating economic ... Read More

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