Figure 3: Estimated Number of Unemployed and Underemployed Older Workers (55 and Over), 2007-2011
This image is excerpted from a U.S. GAO report:
UNEMPLOYED OLDER WORKERS: Many Experience Challenges Regaining Employment and Face Reduced Retirement Security
Note: (1) Estimates have 95 percent confidence intervals within plus or minus 12 percent of the estimate itself. (2) See appendix II for BLS’s definitions of unemployed workers, discouraged workers, workers marginally attached to the labor force, and part-time for economic reasons. Our “broader measure of people affected by unemployment and underemployment” is the same as measure U-6 in BLS’s alternative measures of labor underutilization. Estimates are not seasonally adjusted.