This data brief reports 2012 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, and compares outcomes to earlier years. Labor market outcomes improved for both younger and older workers in 2012. Older workers continue to fare better than their younger counterparts, although older unemployed adults take longer to find work.
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