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Men Gain, Women Pained, in Latest Jobs Report

Posted on 07/8/2013 by | Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | WorkHiring was robust in June but only some older workers benefited from that action, according to the jobs report that came out last Friday. Men 55 and older saw their unemployment rate dip to 5.5 percent — down from 5.8 percent in May and 6.6 percent at this time last year. The situation was reversed for older women. Their unemployment rate soared from 4.3 percent in May to 5.4 percent in June, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Still, their figures were …

More Older Workers Landed Jobs in May

Posted on 06/7/2013 by | Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | WorkGood news on the jobs front. Businesses created a not-too-shabby 175,000 jobs in May, pushing down the unemployment rate for older workers, though women fared better than men. Among all workers age 55 and older, the jobless rate fell to 5.3 percent last month from 5.5 percent in April, the government reported Friday. Older women drove that trend. Their unemployment rate slid to 4.3 percent in May from 4.8 percent the month before. Among men in that age group, the unemployment …

Older Workers See Gains In Jobs Report

Posted on 05/3/2013 by | Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | WorkDespite fears of a spring slowdown, the economy continued to improve in April as employers created 165,000 new jobs and the unemployment rate held steady for older workers, the government reported Friday. Among all workers 55 and older, the  jobless rate remained at 5.5 percent last month, same as in March. For men in that age group, the rate held steady at 5.7 percent for the second consecutive month. For women, the unemployment rate fell from 5.2 percent in March …

What’s Your Co-Worker’s Salary? Peek Here

Posted on 01/23/2013 by | Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | WorkHow much do American workers earn? It just may surprise you. According to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report, older men earned the most among workers of all ages. But nobody’s bringing home big fat raises. Our salaries on average went up by only 1.4 percent from the year before. Yet the prices for food, utilities and other goods and services rose by 1.9 percent. Overall, men out-earned women once again. Jobs in professional, management and other related occupations paid …

Jobless Rate Holds Steady For Older Workers

Posted on 12/7/2012 by | Money and Work | Comments

Work  Companies hired more workers than expected in November despite superstorm Sandy’s wrath in parts of the East, though unemployment levels for older workers held steady at 5.8 percent, the government reported Friday. Men 55 and older saw the jobless rate edge up one-tenth of 1 percent to 6.2 percent last month.  Still, it was an improvement from one year ago, when the rate was 6.4 percent. For older women, the unemployment rate in November declined to 5 percent from …

Jobless Report Contains Good News For Older Workers

Posted on 09/7/2012 by | Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | WorkCompanies loosened their purse strings and hired more of us older workers in August. The unemployment rate dipped to 5.9 percent last month from 6.2 percent for workers 55-plus, the government reported Friday. Men and women alike saw equal gains. The jobless rate for men fell to 6.1 percent in August from 6.5 percent the month before. For women, the rate fell to 6.2 percent last month from 6.6 percent in July. Despite those improvements, older workers seeking employment were …