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Women's unemployment by age, 1970 and 2012

Year

Age

16-19

20-24

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65+

1970

15.6%

7.9%

5.7%

4.4%

3.5%

2.7%

3.1%

2012

21.1%

12.1%

8.4%

6.8%

6.2%

5.6%

6.3%


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey, 2012 Annual Averages /Graph by the Women's Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor.