"The AP-NORC Center poll found 55 percent of those 50 and older who have sought a job in the past five years characterized their search as difficult, and 43 percent thought employers were concerned about their age. Further, most in the poll reported finding few available jobs (69 percent), few that paid well (63 percent) or that offered adequate benefits (53 percent). About a third were told they were overqualified."
Here's the link to the article summarizing the findings. The article contains a link to the study results. http://www.oregonlive.com/
or you can go directly to the study results here