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Almost half of unemployed 55-64-year-olds were out of work 27 weeks or more 

"In 2014, 45% of unemployed 55- to 64-year-olds were reported as unemployed long term (i.e., 27 weeks or longer), versus 33% of 25-to 34-year-olds."  For those aged 35-44 and 45-54, the share of long-term unemployed were 37% and 41%, respectively, according to a 2016 analysis of Current Population Survey data.
       
 
        Barrington, L. (2015, Fall).  Ageism and bias in the American workplace. Generations. (Fig.1). Retrieved from this source.
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