Just because you’ve retired doesn’t mean you don’t have to work. As of the end of last year, 7.3 percent of Americans 75 and older were employed — the highest level since 1966, according to "The Wall Street Journal." But as the number of job seekers among retirement-age people has increased, so has the unemployment rate among that age group. It is now twice what it was five years ago
The issue of unemployment among older Americans is even more important now because retirement plans lost so much money since the recession began. 24/7 Wall St. has reviewed employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to identify the cities with the highest unemployment rates for Americans 65 and older. More From 24/7 Wall St.: The Nine American Cities Nearly Destroyed by the Recession Eight Industries the U.S. Has Lost to China The Most Dangerous Cities in the World The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.