ST. LOUIS – Job loss due to the pandemic has affected millions of Americans of every age. However, the impact on older workers, especially older women, are often overlooked.
On average, a third of the workforce is age 50 or older, but once displaced, older workers take twice as long to find a new job as younger workers. Long-term unemployment is especially concerning.
According to the bureau of labor statistics, nearly half of jobseekers age 55 and up have been looking for a job for six months or longer.
AARP Vice President of Financial Resilience Susan Weinstock has some advice for those struggling.
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