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June 7, 2024

Older Workers Show Employment Gains
Number of Unemployed Over 50 Down 13 Percent

May 3, 2024

Data for Older Unemployed Mixed
Age 55+ Jobless Highest in Two Years

April 5, 2024

Older Unemployment Wildly Mixed
50-54 Age Group Jobless Jumps 20 Percent

March 8, 2024

Older Workers Unemployment Stagnant
National Unemployment Rate Jumps to 3.9 Percent

February 2, 2024

Older Unemployed Lose Ground 
Number of Age 50+ Workers Rises Four Percent

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Bureau of Labor Statistics
UNEMPLOYMENT DATA
May, 2024

U.S. National Unemployment Rate     4.0%
Unemployment — Age 50-54            2.4%
Unemployment — Age 55+              2.7%
Total Unemployed Over Age 50          
1.4m
Labor Participation Rate                 62.5%
All figures according to the May, 2024 Bureau of Labor Statistics report.

U.S. Unemployment by age

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