Almost two-thirds (63%) of 55-64-year-olds say that they believe they have been victims of age discrimination by a prospective employer, according to research released today by Totaljobs.
Most older workers feel they are at a disadvantage because of their age
The research shows that only 6% of the 55-64 year olds see their age as an advantage when applying for jobs.
By comparison, 82% see it as a disadvantage.
Youngest workers claim to be victims of age discrimination too
Based on the responses of over 4,000 job seekers, the survey also reveals some insights about the younger generation.
A third (33%) of 16-24-year-olds had felt age discrimination. For other age groups, the numbers are smaller: 21% for 25-34-year-olds and 22% for 35-44-year-olds.