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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.
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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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.
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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
Chart displaying June 2019 employment data
The labor market rebounded in June 2019, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) monthly Employment Situation
April 2019 table
Employment was up again in April, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly Employment Situation data
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