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New Report Calls Unemployment Rates A Crisis for Young People in Rhode Island

June 16, 2013 in The Providence American

by The Providence American staff

[PROVIDENCE, R.I.] – 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 16.1 percent, which is over twice the national average. In Rhode Island, the unemployment rate for young adults is almost twice the state average.

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

-Only 46 percent of young people who have a job are working full-time, down from 56 percent in 2005

-The number of young people who have a job at all has decreased from 65 percent in 2005 to just 56 percent today.

Young Invincibles is leading the charge on this issue, conducting a national tour to highlight the need to push for policies that double down on workforce training and higher education and that will safeguard our country s economic future.

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