unemployment

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The effects of long-term unemployment on workers and the economy can be long-lasting.
The coronavirus pandemic dominated our Thinking Policy blog in 2020, just as it dominated everyone’s lives.
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The aftermath of the previous jobs crisis provides insight into what many of today's displaced 50+ workers likely will experience in the coming months.
Business closures among small businesses threaten a major source of U.S. jobs
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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.
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.
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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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