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Baby boomers are struggling in their 60s

Category: Museums and Aging

“You go in, they look at you and they say ‘too old’ and you’re done.”

–Curtis Berndt, 65

Nearly 900,000 Americans between the ages of 60 and 69 lost their jobs between December 2019 and December 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a 5% decline in the number of employed people in that age group. Some 21.2 million Americans in their 60s are no longer in the labor force.

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