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More than 45 years after the passage of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, older workers and jobseekers continue to face unfair treatment by employers.
This fact sheet examines labor force participation by age and sex.
This fact sheet uses data from the 2012 American Community Survey to document the employment status of people with disabilities by age, sex, and race/ethnicity.
The unemployed, particularly those without a job for more than six months, are stigmatized in the labor market.
The European Union has far outpaced the growth of older-worker employment in the United States.
Older workers’ caregiving responsibilities for ill or disabled family members will grow as the share of older workers in the labor force increases and as numbers of older people needing care increases.
This fact sheet examines the health insurance status of workers age 50-64 and the sources of their insurance.
Older workers are disproportionately affected by disability-based discrimination, as many disabling conditions and the presence of multiple disabilities correlate with aging.
Profiles of the long-term unemployed are presented by age and demographics.
Workers ages 65 and older are substantially more likely than those ages 25 to 64 to work part time; however, full-time employment for the oldest age group has been increasing.
This fact sheet highlights older workers and why they are more likely to be self-employed.
This fact sheet looks at America's labor force over the past several decades.
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