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New Report Calls Unemployment Rates A Crisis for Young Adults in Idaho

April 30, 2013
Rae Roca

New Report Calls Unemployment Rates A Crisis for Young Adults in Idaho

In Idaho, the unemployment rate is 16.7 percent for young adults ages 16 to 24

[BOISE, Idaho.] – In a time of across-the-board budget cuts, dismal job prospects continue to leave young Americans unsure about their economic future. Currently, young adults face a national unemployment rate of 16.2 percent, which is over twice the national average.  In Idaho, the outlook is bleak, as the unemployment rate for young adults is well over twice the state average.

Today Young Invincibles released a detailed analysis of unemployment for young people in Idaho. The fact sheet, GET THE FACTS About Youth Unemployment in Idaho [] gives an in-depth look into how economic opportunity for young adults in the state has fallen.

•       Just 48 percent of young people who have a job are working full-time.
•       The number of young people with a job at all has fallen by 12 percentage points since 2005.

Studies show that the inability to gain early work experience dims career prospects for a lifetime; if we do not act now, this crisis could have far-reaching economic consequences for all those living in Idaho.

Young Invincibles is leading the charge to solve this issue by conducting a national tour to highlight the need to continue to push for policies that double down on workforce training and higher education that will safeguard our country’s economic future. For information please visit


Young Invincibles is a national organization committed to amplifying the voices of young Americans, aged 18 to 34, and expanding economic opportunity for our generation.  Young Invincibles ensures that young Americans are represented in today’s most pressing societal debates through cutting-edge policy research and analysis and innovative campaigns designed to educate, inform and mobilize our generation to change the status quo.