Unemployment risk rising for over 50s

Covid-related redundancy

John Brazier
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Unemployment risk rising for over 50s

Punter Southall Aspire chief executive highlights requirement for more middle career reviews

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is placing adults over 50 at a higher risk of unemployment and putting employers under pressure to consider the mid-to-long term prospects of their employees. According to figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS), published in November, unemployment among people over 50 has increased by one-third year-on-year as the pandemic continues to shrink the UK economy. Data published by the ONS in January this year also found that employment levels for p...

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