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Congress Goes on Recess, Ignores Youth Unemployment Crisis

August 1, 2014

Congress Goes on Recess As Young Unemployment Rate Continues to Be Over 40 Percent Higher Than the National Average

Rory O’Sullivan, Deputy Director of Young Invincibles, released the following statement on today’s July 2014 jobs report:

“Congress continues to sit on its hands while the Millennial unemployment rate is over 40 percent higher than the national average. Over the August recess, we’re urging young adults to encourage lawmakers to support commonsense legislation like the LEAP Act, which would give more young adults the training they need to land a job in today’s workforce.”