Alert
Close

Think you know AARP? What you don't know about us may surprise you. Discover all the 'Real Possibilities'

Highlights

Open

Real Possibilities

AARP Real Possibilities

Contests and
Sweeps

Dream Vacation Sweepstakes

10 weeks. 10 amazing trips. Seize your chance to win!
See official rules. 

PROGRAMS & RESOURCES

Best Employers for Workers Over 50

See the latest winners of this AARP recognition program.

Your Own Business

Information for business owners, entrepreneurs and the self-employed.

Back to Work 50+

Connecting employers and unemployed workers 50+.

Most Popular
ARTICLES

Viewed

Commented

The Employment Situation, January 2014, and a Look Back to 2013

Fewer Older Workers Unemployed, More Out of the Labor Force

This AARP Public Policy Institute fact sheet looks at the January 2014 employment situation for the workforce aged 55 and older. Nonfarm payroll employment growth remained sluggish, with employment rising by an estimated 113,000 jobs.

The unemployment rate for the workforce aged 55 and older, which had risen in December, fell from 5.1 percent to 4.5 percent, a rate well below what it had been 1 year earlier (5.9 percent). The average duration of unemployment fell slightly to 44.1 weeks.  However, the proportion of older people with jobs in January was little changed from December and lower than it was a year earlier.

 

Read This Report

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts

Processing

Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.

Your Work

Jobs You Might Like

Discounts & Benefits

Explore Your Learning Possiblities