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Every month, SCEPA releases a rapid response video analysis of the monthly jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The series, titled "SCEPA Responds," features expert economists, professors, and research associates discussing and contextualizing the unemployment numbers to provide insights for working families, older workers, the working poor, minorities, and more.

Brief— ReLab's chartbook documenting retirement insecurity and the decline in older workers' bargaining power is a resource for workers, employers, media, policymakers, scholars, and the broader public to answer questions about the state of older working America and retirement income security.

On Thursday, May 28th SCEPA's Retirement Equity Lab (ReLab) and the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) partnered together for a webinar on the harsh economic effects COVID-19 is having on some of our most vulnerable: older workers.

The recent revision of the World Bank’s global poverty estimates based on a new $1.25 (2005 PPP) poverty line underlines their unreliability and lack of meaningfulness.

This report contributes to a broader understanding of elderly poverty by examining the extent of elderly poverty using different poverty measures.

December 2014 Unemployment Report for Workers Over 55


SCEPA works to focus the public economics debate on the role government can and should play in the real productive economy - that of business, management, and labor - to raise living standards, create economic security, and attain full employment.