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The Takeaway: Number of Americans Taking Social Security Early Hits 35-Year Low

Posted on 05/24/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayIn 2011, the number of Americans taking early Social Security benefits dropped to a 35-year low, according to a new report from the Urban Institute. For the second consecutive year, those taking benefits fell (to 27% of the number of eligible older adults). That’s down from 31% in 2009, reestablishing a 12-year downward trend interrupted only by the recent recession.