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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.
As countries across the globe struggle to contain the pandemic, economists forecast continuing severe job loss in the coming months.
Male machinists examining equipment in factory
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.
Serious female African American worker in industrial container yard
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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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
April 2019 table
Employment was up again in April, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly Employment Situation data
The unemployment rate increased to 4.0 percent in January according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
September 2018 blog table
Though the unemployment rate declined to 3.7 percent in September, job growth slowed compared with August, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ September Employment Situation Summary.
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