older workers

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.
Grocery delivery worker
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 temporary removal of the EITC age restriction would be a long-overdue change that should be made permanent.
older essential worker
The pandemic has highlighted the importance of the essential workforce, including workers ages 50 and older
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.
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.
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