Poor economy hits younger and older workers

The World

In the current economy, both younger and older people are finding it harder to get, or keep, a job. According to BusinessWeek, only 46 percent of people aged 16 to 24 had jobs last month ? that is the lowest number since the government began tracking it in 1948. We look at the role of age in the workplace, with Beth Kobliner, Takeaway contributor and author of “Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties.” We also speak with 25-year-old Harvey Cummings, laid off from his job as a middle school band teacher in June; and 65-year-old Jackie Goldenberg, who was laid off from the financial services industry two years ago, and cites her age as the primary reason she lost her job.

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