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Is there a bias against older workers?

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Is there a bias against older workersThe good news is a record number of older workers over the age of 60 are flooding the job market and have been since 2009. In fact, Canadians over 60 account for almost one third of all net job gains, in spite of the fact that they represent only about 8 per cent of the total labour force. Even more surprising is the fact that about 37 per cent of those who found work during this period were in their seventies. In contrast, during this same period, workers under the age of 59 suffered net job losses of 500,000.

“Most of the job gains since the recovery began in 2009 have been concentrated in service industries, including professional, scientific,

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