Fact Sheet Labor Force Statistics on Older Americans
Richard W. Johnson, Janice Park
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This data brief reports monthly labor force statistics for older Americans, a growing segment of the workforce. It reports labor force participation rates, unemployment rates, employment-to-population ratios, and the share of unemployed workers who have been out of work for more than six months. Employment outcomes did not change much in November 2012 for Americans ages 55 and older. Older workers continue to fare better than their younger counterparts, although older unemployed adults take longer to find work.
Research Areas Wealth and financial well-being Aging and retirement
Tags Older workers Employment and income data Retirement policy
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center