Older women are 'retiring into poverty', make up biggest proportion on JobSeeker

Sally Whyte
Updated October 1 2020 - 9:22am, first published 9:19am
Women aged 60 and above are the highest proportion of JobSeeker recipients compared to other demographics. Picture: Shutterstock
Women aged 60 and above are the highest proportion of JobSeeker recipients compared to other demographics. Picture: Shutterstock

Women older than 60 made up the biggest proportion of JobSeeker recipients before the COVID-19 pandemic, and there are fears women are retiring into poverty due to the low rate of the payment.

Sally Whyte

Sally Whyte

Federal Politics Reporter

I report on a range of issues in federal politics and the public service, with a real passion for how decisions made in Canberra affect the lives of Australians.

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