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Senior unemployment rates rise

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  • 7.4% — Percentage of Americans over 65 who were unemployed in January 2010; 8.3 percent of those out of work were men, compared with 6.4 percent of women.
  • 5% — Percentage of people over 55 with at least 4 years of college who were out of work in December 2009.
  • 6.5% — Percentage of non-Hispanic white Americans over 55 who were unemployed in December 2009; 9.9 percent of non-Hispanic black Americans and 7.6 percent of Hispanic were out of work.

Source: Urban Institute