No Boom Time for Boomers – Unemployed Older Workers Not Benefiting

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No Boom Time for Boomers

January 2018 – Boston Business Journal

Older unemployed workers have not benefited as much as younger workers from the strong economy. And retraining programs are struggling to help the problem.

State employment numbers that older unemployed workers have not benefited as much as younger workers from the strong economy. And retraining programs are struggling to help the problem.

The number of unemployed Massachusetts residents aged 25 to 34 has fallen by almost 40% over the past two years. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed people aged 55 to 64 has remained nearly constant, while the number of unemployed over 65 years old has increased more that 50%. (The figures count as unemployed only those actively looking for a job, excluding those who choose to retire).

No Boom Time for Boomers

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