BUSINESS
03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Unemployment Among Americans 65 or Older Surges, Highest Since Great Depression

It is well known that during the nation's gale-force recession, many older Americans who dreamed of retirement continued to work, often because their 401(k)'s had plunged in value.

In fact, there are more Americans 65 and older in the job market today than at any time in history, 6.6 million, compared with 4.1 million in 2001.

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