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Youth Unemployment Rate

The Road to Youth Employment

Jack Lund | Posted 11.14.2012 | Impact
Jack Lund

The challenges that stand before young people as they emerge into a weak employment market have been well-documented. Perhaps less attention has been paid to the uphill battle that young people without a high school degree or GED face.

The Truth Behind College Job-Placement Rates

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Timothy Sandoval | Posted 07.16.2012 | College

Almost all graduates of Ferris State University find jobs, at least according to the statistics the university promotes to attract students. "Ferri...

Caught Offside: Tackling The Youth Employment Crisis

Jürgen Griesbeck | Posted 08.05.2012 | Impact
Jürgen Griesbeck

Football teaches us the essential role of team play towards achieving our goals. No amount of skill and ability can mitigate an absence of teamwork. This applies not only on the football pitch, but also to our collaboration as individuals and organizations.

Alexander Eichler

Employment Rate For Young Adults Lowest In 60 Years | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.09.2012 | Business

Are you young and looking for work? You're in good company. Just 54 percent of Americans ages 18 to 24 currently have jobs, according to a study re...

Going All in For All Youth

Jon Bon Jovi | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics
Jon Bon Jovi

Although the latest jobs report shows progress, only 45 percent of youth between the ages of 16-24 were employed at the end of August according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Clearly, we need to change that.

20 Big Ideas for 2012, Part Two

Don Tapscott | Posted 03.11.2012 | Business
Don Tapscott

What will happen in 2012? In the spirit of the aphorism "The future is not something to be predicted, it's something to be achieved," let me suggest 20 transformations.

Neopian Economics

Shara Azad | Posted 01.01.2012 | College
Shara Azad

As graduation looms closer and I begin my job search in earnest, I wish I had a guarantee of employment for the years ahead. But instead all I have is the possibility of escaping to play Neopets for a couple of hours.

Lila Shapiro

Global Jobs Crisis Takes Biggest Toll On Struggling Youth | Lila Shapiro | Posted 12.19.2011 | Business

Of all those that have suffered from global joblessness, it could be the young job seekers in developed economies that have paid the highest price. An...

Lila Shapiro

Youth Unemployment Crisis Has Longterm Implications For Teens, The Economy | Lila Shapiro | Posted 10.29.2011 | Business

As we look forward to this Friday's August unemployment snapshot from the Department of Labor, one part of the picture is already in focus: this was t...

Home for the Hard Days

Nobu Massiah | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices
Nobu Massiah

The real truth is that I'm just another statistic of the recession. Forty percent of twenty-somethings will move back in with our parents at least once. And we'll change jobs an average seven times before we reach age 30 -- which for the record is the beginning of the end.

Harsh Reality Should Give Obama Campaign Heartburn Ahead Of 2012

National Journal | Jim Tankersley | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics

Here's a fact that should give economists--and maybe President Obama's political team--heartburn: Two years after the Great Recession officially ended...

Why Millennials Can't Start Their Careers And Baby Boomers Can't End Theirs

National Journal | Ronald Brownstein | Posted 08.11.2011 | Business

It's hard to say this spring whether it's more difficult for the class of 2011 to enter the labor force or for the class of 1967 to leave it. ...

An Open Letter to President Obama: You Brought Down the Boogie Man, Now Bring Back the Hope!

Biko Baker | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics
Biko Baker

Congratulations Mr. President, you've had an amazing week. Not only did you silence the haters by producing your long-form birth certificate (and kudo...

Rich Youth Turning To Social Entrepreneurship

Josh Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Josh Cohen

Social entrepreneurship was not really open to prior generations, and allows the new generation to make a distinctive contribution to themselves, their family and the community, that can enhance both the sustainability of the family assets, and the sustainability of the world.

Jobs and Today's Youth

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

I encourage young adults to travel and even work in other countries to meet people who are "different" and start learning what and who is shaking the globe.

Global Youth Unemployment Hits Record High

CNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Global youth unemployment has hit a record high following the financial crisis and is likely to get worse later this year, the International Labor Org...

From Engineering Major To Cater Waiter: Grads Enter The Job Market

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

More than 1.6 million bachelor degree-toting young adults will enter the job market this year, and they'll face the highest youth unemployment rate --...