STUCK: Youth Joblessness Not Just A Black Thing

A recently released study by an anonymous think tank concludes that the most common admonishment heard among African-American parents with children, ages 18-34, is: “You need to get a job!” The second most common was: “You need to get a job with some benefits!” Another (real) study, released by Demos (“Stuck: Young America’s Persistent Jobs Crisis“), a research and advocacy organization, suggests that the above advice so often lodged among black parents may be finding popularity with white parents as well. Here are a few excerpts from the full study:

Unemployment by Age, Race and Education, 2012

Nearly Half of College Graduates Work in Jobs That Don't Require a College Degree

Industries That Employ Most 18-34 Year Olds

Click here to download the study in full.

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