Unemployment Insurance and Reemployment among Older Workers
O’Leary, Christopher J.
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
This paper examines the adjustment to involuntary unemployment of older and prime age unemployment insurance (UI) claimants including patterns of reemployment, earnings, and employment stability following job loss. The paper compares the experience of older workers aged 50 years and over with prime age workers aged 30 to 49 following a claim for UI benefits during the major labor market contraction in 2001.