Americans 55 and older are losing jobs

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IN SUMMARY: Employment for people 55 and older dropped 209,000 last month, the biggest such decline since February 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The monthly employment number tends to be volatile and the broader trend has been positive for older workers, experts say.

Older Americans are productive.

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Myths About Older Employees

1. Older Employees and Retirees Aren’t Interested in Work

2. Older Employees Can’t Handle the Physical Demands of a Job

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3. Older Workers Are Too Expensive

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