As the U.S. economy continues to gather steam, the Great Recession is becoming a distant memory for many Americans. In New York City, employment has passed pre-slump levels, with 312,000 jobs added between 2010 and 2013.
Concerned about the national debt? Pay attention. When you include the millions of young people who left the job market entirely during the Recession, our federal and state governments miss out on $25 billion in revenue every year!
Whether you live in Baltimore, Athens, or Buenos Aires, the challenge is similar: millions of young people who desperately desire to participate as productive members of society can't find a decent job and are quickly losing all hope in the future.