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Omicron worries could keep some workers out of labor force

Dec 2, 2021
There are signs that health concerns, particularly for older Americans, are decreasing interest in being employed or “unretiring.”
Workers over 65 were the fastest-growing segment of the labor force pre-COVID but have retired at an accelerated pace over the last two years.
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COVID-19 has some older workers rethinking retirement

May 4, 2020
After the 2008 crisis, people 62 or older who were laid off were much less likely than younger workers to return to the workforce.
People 55 or older make up about a quarter of the labor force today.
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