Many of the workers who retired during the pandemic were already at or beyond retirement age, making them less likely to return to work. But workers in the 65+ age group can be drawn back into the workforce under certain conditions.
In their search for educated workers, both employers and state workforce readiness policymakers may be overlooking a substantial source of untapped talent: the many adults in the United States who have some college but no degree.
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.
Temporary jobs, usually the first to be added at the beginning of economic recoveries, are now rising. Older jobseekers trying to reenter the job market may view temporary jobs as an onramp back into employment.
The economy added 225,000 jobs in January but the overall labor force participation rate of adults 55 and older was unchanged for the sixth month. Plus a look at unions and older workers.
Job growth weakened in December but the overall unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.5 percent. Plus a look at older workers and the regional jobs divide.
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