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Strong Jobs Report Boosts Older Workers

Posted on 03/8/2013 by | Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | WorkEmployers picked up the pace of hiring in February, and older workers gained from that momentum. A robust 236,000 jobs were created, nudging down the unemployment rate nationally, including for workers 55 and older, the government reported Friday. The jobless rate fell to 5.8 percent last month from 6 percent in January for workers 55 and older. Among older men, their rate dropped to 6 percent in February from 6.2 percent the month before. Older women saw their rate slide …