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Over 50, female and jobless in America

Even as others return to work in an improving US economy, older women are among millions of Americans yet to regain their footing in the workplace

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Ms McAfee (above) and Ms Colafrancesco belong to a group of older women who now earn far less and use many fewer skills than they did before, or who have been left stranded without any job for months or even years. Some of them have even given up the search for paid employment altogether.

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Ms McAfee and Ms Colafrancesco (above) belong to a group of older women who now earn far less and use many fewer skills than they did before, or who have been left stranded without any job for months or even years. Some of them have even given up the search for paid employment altogether.

New York

THE latest signs of an improving US economy were good enough to help persuade the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade. But the better job market is not good enough to land Chettie McAfee a job.

Laid off at the start of the

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