Unemployment For Young Workers Hits 18.5% As More Are Pushed Out Job Market

05/25/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Tony Pugh McClatchy

WASHINGTON -- Teens and young adults, short on experience and skills, have been giving up the job search at higher rates than other workers are during this great recession.

Frustrated by a lean job market, nearly 1.3 million workers ages 16 to 24 have left the labor force since the recession hit in December 2007.

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