Jobs & Economy

The world can be an unfriendly place if you’re a young American looking for work. As of September 2012, the unemployment rate for 16 to 24 year olds stood at 15.5%. – nearly double the national average. Worse still, that number underestimates the true problem because it only counts people who recently looked for work. The Great Recession drove millions of young Americans from the labor force, leaving over 6.7 million neither working nor in school. The lost experience and income will have serious long-term consequences for this generation. Young Invincibles will continue to amplify the voices of unemployed young people, raise public awareness about the lack of youth jobs, and offer concrete solutions to address the issue. Read below for research, policy ideas, blog posts, and fact sheets related to youth employment.

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