01/28/2013 06:29 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Arianna Discusses The Youth Unemployment Crisis (VIDEO)

While attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Arianna spent some time talking with CNN's Poppy Harlow about youth unemployment.

"For me, the biggest crisis that's not being addressed out of Washington is youth unemployment," explained Arianna. "It's the fact that 50 percent of college graduates either can't get a job or are doing a job for which they would not have needed a college degree. And that's not sustainable, that really goes right against the American Dream, which is based on the assumption that you work hard, you play by the rules, and then you do well and even better than your parents."

She also said that "a country where half its youth graduates from college and cannot get a job is not the best environment in which to run a business."

When asked by Harlow what President Obama's top priority should be in the next four years, Arianna answered, "unquestionably, job creation. There's no doubt that what he's doing on gun safety is very important, what he has promised to do about immigration, about climate change, about getting us out of Afghanistan, these are all important priorities. But if we don't get job growth right, then the essence of what it is to be an American, and I speak as somebody who has lived the American Dream, is really lost."