The plummeting labor market fortunes of teens and young adults

The Plummeting Labor Market Fortunes of Teens and Young Adults takes a comprehensive look at the state of the job market for America’s youth in the nation’s largest metropolitan areas throughout the 2000s.

This report shows that America’s youth have faced a much more difficult time finding jobs throughout the 2000’s than official unemployment rates have indicated. In 2011, 43 percent of teens and 30 percent of young adults were struggling to find their place in the labor market, while the official unemployment rates were much lower at 25 percent and 15 percent respectively for these groups.

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