Older workers in the US get a bad rap. Workers age 62 and older, with a college degree, have a less than 50% chance of finding work after 2 years of actively searching; without a college degree, the likelihood falls to 35%. Yet people are living longer, fewer have pensions, and many have seen their investments tank following the Great Recession.
I’d be interested to see the data (if there is any) for Canada and South Africa – in South Africa, of course, race and gender would have a significant effect. But I doubt the news overall is good.