BUSINESS
11/27/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Unemployment For Young Americans Jumps To 52.2 Percent

The unemployment rate for young Americans has exploded to 52.2 percent -- a post-World War II high, according to the Labor Dept. -- meaning millions of Americans are staring at the likelihood that their lifetime earning potential will be diminished and, combined with the predicted slow economic recovery, their transition into productive members of society could be put on hold for an extended period of time.

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