1.1 Million Older Workers Not Included

In a blog post from earlier today we commented that remaining in the workforce is not always the employee’s choice. Just how many of our Seniors will actually find part-time work to supplement their retirement benefits? It doesn’t look promising, as we can’t even find jobs for those ages 55-64. According to the June BLS report, there are 1.1 long-term dsicouraged workers that are not included in the “official” unemployment numbers because they have not looked for a job in more than one year. Regrettably, 38% are poor, and their economic situation continues to deteriorate.

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