Older Americans in the recession: More are staying in the workforce, more are losing their jobs

Source: Emily Garr, Economic Policy Institute, Issue Brief #251, February 4, 2009

From the press release:
As the recession deepens, everyone who can is holding onto their jobs and income for dear life. Nowhere is this more apparent than among workers over 55, a rising number of whom are putting off retirement. According to a report released today by the Economic Policy Institute, older Americans’ labor force participation has reached a 40-year high.

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