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

Sally Whyte
By Sally Whyte
Updated September 30 2020 - 9:58pm, first published 6:30pm
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.