Jobless Rate Holds Steady For Older Workers

  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

Companies 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 …