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No evidence that older workers who stay on the job longer squeeze out opportunities for younger employees.

by on October 22, 2013

So say CBS in reporting analysis by Center for Retirement Research (CRR) at Boston College.  Reviewing US employment and unemployment statistics by age group across each state they found that “Employment of young workers and older workers could be positively related because in states with strong economies both groups are doing well, while in states with weak economies both groups are doing poorly”.  They found no evidence that could be regarded as job blocking or direct competition across the different states, with factors other than age (including sector and skill level) more important in determining employment outcomes.

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