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Discouraged Workers? Job Search Outcomes of Older Workers
by Nicole Maestas and Xiaoyan Li
WP 2006-133
  • Employment transition rates are relatively low for older job searchers: only half of older searchers successfully attain jobs.
  • About 13% of older job searchers become discouraged workers in the sense of being willing to work at the prevailing wage, but unable to find a job.