The November unemployment rate for people 55 and older is lower than for any younger age group, welcome news for a group that often worries about being shut out of jobs by age bias.
By Anne Fisher, contributor
Scratch the surface of November's disappointing unemployment statistics, and you find yet more evidence that, while joblessness plagues almost every stratum of society, not everyone is affected in quite the same way.
With unemployment MOREDec 8, 2010 10:30 AM ET
To say the recession represented a rude awakening for Gen Y would be an understatement. Hiring freezes and massive layoffs forced the younger set to consider that perhaps having a good job was not a given but a privilege.
By Alexandra Levit, contributor
When I graduated from college in 1998, I knew exactly what I had to do. As a Generation X-er (born 1964-79), I had been raised in the school of MOREDec 2, 2010 11:18 AM ET
1. Unemployment: We can't get anywhere when so many people are going nowhere. Good news came the other day in the manufacturing reports, but there's no real indication of job creation just yet. The worst thing is that we've gotten so good at firing people and exploiting the ones that are left.
You'd think that after a decade of reorganizing, restructuring, deconstructing and decimating, we'd have reached the bottom of the body MOREBing - Jan 6, 2010 12:25 PM ET
People have been telling me that I should cheer up. So I went online today and don't you know, I found three great reasons to do so.
First there's the stunning news that JPMorgan Chase is going to earn $2.1 billion in the first quarter. I seem to remember all kinds of bad news coming out of that firm only five minutes ago, with bad bonuses and big, steaming bailouts and MOREBing - Apr 16, 2009 9:43 AM ET
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