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September 16, 2012

Older Americans staying in the fight for jobs

Numbers of those 65 and older working or looking for jobs highest in half a century.


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But Vaupel worries far more about today's young people. He says his 34-year-old son had a two-year stretch of unemployment before finally landing a full-time security job this summer at Gulfstream Park's casino.

"I'm thinking to myself, 'How are they ever going to get ahead, because they can't get a job, or jobs out there are bad?' "

Vaupel knows that if he retired, it would open up a job for someone younger. But he isn't going anywhere.

"The best insurance during a recession is a full-time job," he said. "Guys my age or older are sticking around."

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