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Unemployment continues rise for older workers

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  • 7.1% — Unemployment rate for workers 55 and older.
  • 36 weeks — Average length of unemployment for older workers.
  • 51.4% — Percentage of unemployed older workers who were out of work for 27 weeks or longer.
  • 199,000 — Number of discouraged older adults who gave up looking for jobs.

Source: AARP

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