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The Employment Situation, September 2013

Almost No Good News for the Older Workforce

This AARP Public Policy Institute fact sheet looks at the August 2013 employment situation for the workforce aged 55 and older.

Nonfarm payroll employment, as reported by establishments, rose by an estimated 148,000 in September.

Average duration of unemployment for jobseekers aged 55 and older rose in September to 55.4 weeks from 50.4 weeks in August.5 Jobseekers under age 55 had been unemployed for an average of 34.3 weeks in September, virtually unchanged from August’s 34.2 weeks.

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