02/27/2012 10:34 am ET

Finding A Job Over 50: Life & Happiness With Laura Rowley (VIDEO)

The February employment report comes out this week, and economists are hoping for more good news on the job front. In January, the unemployment rate fell to 8.3 percent. The picture also improved for people age 55 or older: Unemployment in this demographic fell to 5.9 percent from 6.2 percent in December -- the first time it has been below 6 percent since February 2009. Still, it's tough terrain for the long-term unemployed. Huff/Post50's Laura Rowley offers some tips to improve your chances of getting hired in the video above.