Where are all the older workers?

Sharing an expert from an NPR article.

Friday’s jobs report showed lackluster improvement in overall hiring in the U.S., adding a modest 194,000 jobs. At the same time there’s a labor mystery afoot: where have all the silver haired workers gone? Despite a lot of open jobs, there are close to a million and a half unemployed seniors looking for work.

Labor Economist Teresa Ghilarducci says older workers are more likely to experience long-term unemployment. They also face a host of obstacles, including ageism and finding few alternatives to low paying, low skilled jobs that can be hard to leave without additional training.