Nearly Half of the Nation’s Long-term Unemployed are Over the Age of 45

"Here’s a sobering statistic: as of August, nearly half of the nation’s long-term unemployed—people out of work for more than six months—are over the age of 45. As more aging Americans choose to stay in the workforce longer, the question of how do we help them find meaningful work becomes more important.

The U.S. Department of Labor has designated this as National Employ Older Workers Week (NEOWW) to call attention to the many challenges older, midcareer workers have in rejoining the workforce—including age bias, the need for upskilling for some open roles, obligations as caregivers, and concerns for their own health in an ongoing pandemic." Take a listen to Working nation podcasts regarding this issue here.

 

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