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Hiring 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.
Despite 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.
April was another disappointing month for older workers: the unemployment rate for people 55-plus rose one-tenth of 1 percent to 6.3 percent, the government reported Friday.
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