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February 2, 2024

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

January 5, 2024

Older Unemployed End Year Mixed 
50-54 Unemployed Up 14 Percent

November 3, 2023

Mixed Signals for Older Unemployed
50-54 Age Group Improves; 55+ Drops

October 6, 2023

Joblessness Jumps for Older Workers
50-54 Age Group Hit Hardest

September 1, 2023

Unemployment Jumps in August
Workers Over Age 55 Take a Big Hit

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Bureau of Labor Statistics
UNEMPLOYMENT DATA
January, 2024

U.S. National Unemployment Rate     3.7%
Unemployment — Age 50-54            2.9%
Unemployment — Age 55+              2.9%
Total Unemployed Over Age 50      
1.6m
Labor Participation Rate                 62.5%
All figures according to the January, 2024 Bureau of Labor Statistics report.

U.S. Unemployment by age

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