AARP Reports on Highest Level of Age Discrimination Since Tracking Began in 2003

An AARP survey of workers ages 40–65 who were in the workforce or recently exited the workforce as a result of COVID-19 found that 78% say they have seen or experienced age discrimination in the workplace, the highest level since AARP began tracking this question in 2003.

The survey also revealed a near-universal sentiment among respondents (96%) that laws to combat age discrimination should be stronger.  Meanwhile, two-thirds of older workers are interested in additional job/skills training and 94% are willing to learn new skills if requested by a current or potential employer.

More information is available from AARP via infographics on age discrimination and upskilling among older workers.