Jennifer Schramm

Jen Schramm is a senior strategic policy advisor at the AARP Public Policy Institute. Her areas of expertise include employment trends, policy challenges and opportunities related to workers and jobseekers ages 50 and above, and skills and credentialing for mid- and late-career workers. Read her full biography.
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The effects of long-term unemployment on workers and the economy can be long-lasting.
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The pandemic has highlighted the importance of the essential workforce, including workers ages 50 and older
Changes in labor force participation rates for women of all ages reflect their unique pandemic-related challenges.
Employment projections for the next decade show an aging population driving changes in labor force and occupational growth.
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For many low- and moderate-wage workers, the COVID-19 Recession has highlighted the shift away from stable working hours and a subsequent rise in income volatility.
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The aftermath of the previous jobs crisis provides insight into what many of today's displaced 50+ workers likely will experience in the coming months.
Business closures among small businesses threaten a major source of U.S. jobs
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The labor force participation rate for older workers continues to decline, suggesting that many older workers displaced by COVID-19 job loss have left the labor market.
Concerns about COVID-19 are highest among those with lower incomes.
As countries across the globe struggle to contain the pandemic, economists forecast continuing severe job loss in the coming months.
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