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Over 50s 'forced into early retirement'

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Around two in five unemployed workers over the age of 50 have been out of work for more than a year, according to the charity Age UK.

The charity's director of policy and public affairs Andrew Harrop discusses whether older workers are bearing the brunt of recession.


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