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The Employment Situation, March 2015: Employment Growth Slows

Summary of Publication

This AARP Public Policy Institute fact sheet looks at the March 2015 employment situation for the workforce aged 55 and older. Nonfarm payroll employment growth slowed to an estimated 126,000 in March, after months of increases exceeding 200,000.  However, the unemployment rate for the older workforce fell to 3.9 percent from 4.3 percent in February and from 4.7 percent a year earlier. The percent employment rose somewhat. Average duration of unemployment ticked upward but was lower than a year earlier.

Read the full fact sheet: The Employment Situation, March 2015