About 40% of people in their 50s and older are actively looking for work, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A larger percentage of these job seekers are.
Jobs for older people are especially being sought out. The good news is Dave Harrison and his wife, Marianne, were also looking for work. They weren't laid.
Compounding the job outlook problem for women over 50 is that hiring managers don't always understand the value of an older woman's.