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Older adults face disproportionate barriers to getting back into the workforce, and many are unable to find a job that matches their previous salary.
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Until the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, older women were among the fastest-growing demographic groups in the US workforce.
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Will some retirees return to the labor force?
In many ways, we are still in the eye of the storm when it comes to seeing the employment effects of COVID-19.
Older worker
Men ages 55 and older had among the largest declines in labor force participation rates during the pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted labor market inequities. A growing body of research shows how much the economy stands to gain from addressing them.
Many of the trends that informed predictions about the future US workforce have reversed during the pandemic. Now economists wonder how workers across multiple generations will bear the pandemic's effects into the next decade.
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The effects of long-term unemployment on workers and the economy can be long-lasting.
older essential worker
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.
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