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News from EPI Older men face longer job searches

For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 17th, 2010
Contact: Karen Conner or Eve Turow, news@epi.org 202-775-8810

This Father’s day, millions of fathers and grandfathers are struggling to find jobs, and data show that the older the man, the longer he is likely to remain unemployed.  Long-term unemployment lasting more than six months has reached record levels during the current jobs crisis. Among male workers age 20 to 24, close to one-third are long-term unemployed. That share increases progressively with age.

Today’s Snapshot illustrates the portion of long-term unemployed men by age.


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