Analysis: Older workers joining the job hunt as young workers give up

09/11/2012 | Washington Post, The

Since the start of the recession, labor-force participation for people 65 and older has hit a 30-year high, while young people have been dropping out of the labor force faster than any other demographic, statistics show. However, older people trying to find jobs are more likely to be unemployed for extended periods of time, possibly because of a perceived lack of technological skills, Suzy Khimm writes.

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