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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.
February 2020 Data Digest Blog
Unemployment rate held steady for those ages 55 and older
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November showed strong job growth, but the labor force participation rate remained unchanged for the 55+ for the fourth consecutive month. Plus, a look at how unemployment is measured.
October 2019 55+ Employment Table
This month's Spotlight: BLS employment projections for the coming decade forecast that while employment growth is projected to slow, labor force participation rates of 65+ workers will continue to climb
September 2019 Employment Summary
The unemployment rate declines to a 50-year low but hiring slows in September. Plus, a look at international efforts to promote longer careers
August 2019 employment figures table
Hiring slowed in August as the labor market added +130,000 jobs, and payroll gains for June and July combined were revised down
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Research finds that overall the likelihood of re-careering declines with age, suggesting that older workers may face additional hurdles transitioning into new occupations
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The labor market rebounded in June 2019, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) monthly Employment Situation
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