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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.
Man using laptop
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.
Employment projections for the next decade show an aging population driving changes in labor force and occupational growth.
Man working on budget
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.
Business closures among small businesses threaten a major source of U.S. jobs
Older female writing
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.
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