The Great Recession Continues for Unemployed Boomers


My June column for StayThirsty.com:

Since the declared end of the Great Recession almost two years ago, the outlook for unemployed boomers in the United States has continued to evolve and become more complicated, but it has not brightened.


On the positive side of the picture, the unemployment rate for older workers is 6.3 percent, which compares favorably to the national average of 9.0 percent. More ominously, the length of time that older workers are jobless has been climbing since 2008 and now exceeds 12 months, three months longer than the average time for all unemployed workers.

Moreover, although the number of Americans who are 50-plus and jobless remains around three million, this figure does not take into account: workers who have dropped out of the labor market due to discouragement; individuals forced to claim disability payments or Social Security at the earliest possible date because they cannot find jobs to support themselves; and, lastly, the growing numbers of boomers who are seriously underemployed.

For the past 15 months, Over 50 and Out of Work has been using video to chronicle the stories of older unemployed Americans, and we have now reached our goal of documenting 100 Stories. We have traveled to 16 states, focusing on the states suffering from the highest unemployment rates and interviewed people who have worked in all major industry groups in a diverse array of occupations.

We continue to stay in touch with our interviewees and track the progress of their job searches. Here is a brief summary of their outcomes to date:

Please click here to continue reading.

Share

Comments

Sethbuh said:

forum cialis sans ordonnance buy cialis online cialis online achat en ligne cialis 5mg

http://computerhaven.info/ said:

Somebody necessarily help to make critically posts I'd state. That is the first time I frequented your website page and so far? I amazed with the analysis you made to create this particular publish amazing. Fantastic task!

Moisesbuh said:

viagra cialis e levitr http://buyviagracvz.com/ - generic viagra viagra coupon viagra problemi di coppi

cheap MLB jerseys said:

Superb site you have here but I was wondering if you knew of any forums that cover the same topics talked about here? I'd really like to be a part of group where I can get opinions from other knowledgeable individuals that share the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Many thanks! cheap MLB jerseys

Milesbuh said:

buy viagra in seoulkorea viagra coupon order viagra buy viagra lowest price

Anniebuh said:

ou peut ton acheter du viagra buy viagra cheap viagra le r-u viagra en ligne

Annbuh said:

cialis pricing at cvs cialis generic cialis cheap cialis online south africa

Anniebuh said:

prix viagra 50 mg en pharmacie viagra generic online viagra viagra fГјr die frau

Milesbuh said:

viagra aphrodisiaque buy viagra viagra online cialis viagra kanada

Leave a Comment »

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *