— Family caregivers in Nebraska provided 182 million hours of care—worth an estimated $2.5 billion—to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones in 2013, according to AARP Public Policy Institute’s new report, Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 Update. The total estimated economic value of uncompensated care provided by the nation’s family caregivers surpassed total Medicaid spending ($449 billion), and nearly equaled the annual sales ($469 billion) of the four largest U.S. tech companies combined (Apple, Hewlett Packard, IBM, and Microsoft) …

— FOR RELEASE: 12:01 am ET July 16, 2015   CONTACT: Jane Margesson AARP Maine Communications Director (207) 229-5628 jmargesson@aarp.org Twitter:@aarpmaine   Maine Family Caregivers Provide $ 2.2 Billion in Unpaid Care According to AARP Study New report reveals stress on family caregivers’ health and finances; identifies policies to help support caregivers     WASHINGTON, DC — Family caregivers in Maine provided 165 million hours of care—worth an estimated $2.2 billion —to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones in …

— Family caregivers in Ohio provided 1,380,000 hours of care — worth an estimated $16.5 Million — to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones in 2013, according to AARP Public Policy Institute’s new report, Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 Update. The total estimated economic value of uncompensated care provided by the nation’s family caregivers surpassed total Medicaid spending ($449 billion), and nearly equaled the annual sales ($469 billion) of the four largest U.S. tech companies combined (Apple, Hewlett Packard, …

—   While Oregon’s job growth has increased 3% in the last six months, for laid-off or otherwise unemployed workers 50 years of age and older, the prospects for employment are still dismal. “Almost half of older jobseekers were among the long-term unemployed, whose chances of finding jobs, particularly good jobs, remain problematic,” said Sara Rix, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor for AARP’s Public Policy Institute.  “And while older workers have a lower unemployment rate overall, the ones who lose their jobs …

— Are you one of the more than 138,000 Delawareans who help ailing and aging loved ones with their daily tasks? If so, AARP Delaware wants to hear your story. The state office is soliciting stories that can be used as case studies to help legislators and reporters understand the human challenges of the unpaid job. Some of the stories may be used in news stories or opinion pieces. Delaware caregivers provided about 132 million hours of care in 2009, valued …

— An astounding number of Americans are caregivers for family members and loved ones of all ages. In the United Stated, there are approximately 42.1 million adults who provide what is called “unpaid” care to someone age 50 or older.  A new report issued by the AARP Public Policy Institute notes that in Maine, at any given time, there are 191,000 caregivers.  Their collective unpaid time devoted to caregiving duties is valued at approximately $2.3 million each year.  As anyone who …

— Social Security Generates $16.3 Billion in Economic Activity, Supports 102,000 Jobs in Connecticut according to a new report from the AARP Public Policy Institute.  The new study, Social Security’s Impact on the National Economy, calculates that each dollar paid to Social Security beneficiaries in Connecticut generates nearly two dollars in spending by individuals and businesses, adding about $16.3 billion in total economic output to the Connecticut economy – and about $1.4 trillion to the national economy – in 2012. The report …

— A new AARP report, Social Security’s Impact on the National Economy, shows how critical Social Security is to Connecticut’s economy and our nation’s economic prosperity.  View the Connecticut Fact Sheet to find out how much Social Security contributes to Connecticut’s economy. TAKE ACTION: The chained CPI proposal would cut $127 billion from Social Security benefits over the next ten years, hurting many older Americans, jobs, and the economy. Click here to tell Washington to say no to the chained CPI today!

— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  January14, 2013 CONTACT:  Tiffany Lundquist, 202-434-2560 or media@aarp.org *MEDIA ADVISORY*   AARP CEO A. Barry Rand to Speak on Strengthening the Middle Class Remarks highlight release of new AARP Public Policy Institute ‘Middle Class Security’ research Watch and Listen to the speech live via AARP Web Stream at: www.aarp.org/middleclass     WASHINGTON – AARP CEO A. Barry Rand will outline AARP’s work to strengthen the 50+ Middle Class on Tuesday, January 15, at the National Press Club. Rand’s address builds on …