It has been reveald that, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 55's can expect to on average be out of work for 35 weeks, 20% longer than those aged 24-54.
Trude Diamond, who has been out of work for two years, strongly suspects that the companies with who she has had interviews are reluctant to employ people they believe will retire soon.
Psychologist Carrell Chadwell suggests tackling this issue head on. “They’re likely to wonder how long you are going to stay. You want to mention that. Tell them what your goals are and that you will be there at least several years.”