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People wait in line to enter the NYCHires Job Fair in New York, Feb. 24, 2010. (© Shannon Stapleton / Reuters/Shannon Stapleton / Reuters)
People wait in line to enter the NYCHires Job Fair in New York, Feb. 24, 2010. (© Shannon Stapleton / Reuters/Shannon Stapleton / Reuters)

Breakingviews

Demographic flip endangers U.S. jobs recovery Add to ...

About four million people under the age of 55 may be ready to start seeking a job in the United States, according to a Breakingviews analysis. Yet, the proportion of older folks working also has increased since before the crisis hit – and they might not be so quick to retire. As the economy improves, these two trends could wreak havoc on the U.S. unemployment rate.

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