Today is: Friday, September 3, 2021      |     Our next publication day: Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Encore Career Redefined

in the Post Covid-19 Pandemic World

by Marc Miller at

An Encore career or a career that starts in the 2nd half of life has gotten a new focus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has forced many who are older out of their jobs and careers.
   Many of you have had the opportunity to re-evaluate your career direction. Why are you doing what you are doing? Why are you leading the life that you currently have?

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Think ageism

is a U.S. problem?

Think again.

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Making a Noise

The International Journal

for Age Diversity

How I Became a Social Media Influencer

and TV Travel Host at 65

by Pat Pattison at


As we all know, this is the age of social media. Cat videos get 20 million views; 16-year-old YouTube millionaires! Going viral has become a coveted aspirational verb. I'm proud, and more than a little surprised, to say that at 65 I've become a social media influencer, too. Also, a TV travel host…
   I have a California travel and lifestyle community with 6,500 members on Facebook and a YouTube channel that morphed into a national TV show reaching 30 million households. It's the most fun I've ever had.

Pass it Along

If you attend networking events and go to jobs clubs, you’ve been meeting other job seekers just like you. Mention the Nifty50s to them and encourage them to visit as well. You’ll be helping them and you’ll make an appreciative friend for yourself.

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8 Inspiring Stories of How People Really Got the Job

by Lily Herman at

The job search process can leave you tired and weary, especially after you’ve applied to dozens (and sometimes hundreds) of jobs with little or no response. Every once in a while, it’s nice to have some inspiration to keep you going.
   Well, we’ve searched the web and found eight great tales of job search success. These just might be the kick you need to keep going.

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Shifting Gears

There is a season. Turn. Turn. Turn.

Traditionally Labor Day marks the end of summer and changes in many peoples minds as well as changes in how companies and organizations conduct their businesses.
   While the summer months can be somewhat laid back with many people taking vacations and companies cutting back on the speed and/or volume of work. It happens everywhere and it happens in a lot of different ways.
   So wouldn’t it stand to reason that your approach to your job search take a turn as well?   MORE 

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More help for the 50+ job seeker:

Not finding what you’re looking for?
     Be sure to check out the Nifty50s archives.

Unemployment Data

for August 2021

National Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54

Unemployment Rate Age 55+

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
2.1 million

Labor Participation Rate


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All figures according to the August, 2021

Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most recent data.



In observance of Labor Day, Nifty50s will not publish on Monday, September 6. Our next edition will be Wednesday, September 8, 2021.
     Also, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will release the unemployment data for August later this morning. As soon as it becomes available, Nifty50s will post the data for the 50-54 and 55+ age groups.