Aging Baby Boomers: A Bigger Impact On Election Day

Demographic trends may help translate economic woes into votes in the coming Presidential election. An issue of The Numbers News earlier this year noted that the "middle-aging of the baby boom implies that unemployment isn't for kids anymore." Back in the recession of 1982, only 26% of unemployed workers were 30 to 44. But this age group now comprises 40% of workers, and its share of the jobless last year moved up to a third.

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