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.
Dec 2018 blog table
The economy added 312,000 jobs in December, a strong increase from the 176,000 jobs added in November (revised up from 155,000), according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ December Employment Situation Summary
Nov 2018 blog table
The unemployment rate remained unchanged for the third consecutive month at 3.7 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ November Employment Situation Summary.
October 2018 blog table
The unemployment rate remained unchanged for both the overall workforce and those ages 55 and older, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ October Employment Situation Summary
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The share of the workforce ages 65 and older is growing, but a new Public Policy Institute (PPI) report reveals that jobseekers in this age group continue to face challenges in their search for work.
September 2018 blog table
Though the unemployment rate declined to 3.7 percent in September, job growth slowed compared with August, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ September Employment Situation Summary.
August Jobs Table
Employment Overview
July 2018
Total nonfarm payroll grew by 157,000 jobs, down from 248,000 jobs (revised up from 213,000) in June, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ July Employment Situation Summary.
June 2018 Table
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) June Employment Situation Summary, total nonfarm payroll grew by 213,000 jobs, down from 244,000 jobs (revised up from 223,000) in May.
April 2018 jobs blog table
Employment Overview
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