Both the older worker & the government bears the costs of discrimination against older workers!
Social Security has incentives to wait to collect till age 70 instead of the earliest age of 62.
Employers are getting rid of workers in their 50s & 60s but it’s hard to prove because the usually go through a restructuring where jobs are eliminate or sometimes just renamed but the only openings are for entry level workers who are younger & cheaper.
Those workers have few options especially when all the jobs not only in their organization but others as well are the same entry level positions where they won’t even consider an older, experienced worker
Most will file for unemployment immediately & then the wait to claim Social Security early at 62, or even earlier by claiming disability, and then waiting for Medicare at age 65.