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Fact of the Week: 10 September 2012

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Among Unemployed Older Workers Who Found New Jobs, Six out of Ten Worked Fewer Than 35 Hours on Their New Jobs

During the Great Recession (2007-2009), among unemployed older workers aged 62+ who found new jobs, 61 percent worked fewer than 35 hours on their new jobs, up from 39 percent who worked fewer than 35 hours on their old jobs, according to a 2012 analysis of Census Bureau data.

Johnson, R. W., & Butrica, B. A. (2012). Age disparities in unemployment and reemployment during the great recession and recovery (Brief No. 3). Washington, DC: Urban Institute. Retrieved from

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