Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thom Hartmann: Why is it that, in America, fewer young adults have a job than ever before?

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Young people are screwed. Only 54% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 are employed - that's the lowest number ever recorded since tracking began more than 60 years ago. There's now a 15% gap in employment between young people and all working Americans - that's also the largest gap ever recorded.
On top of that - they're drowning in over one trillion dollars worth of student loan debt. This is quickly becoming a lost generation of Americans - which might explain why there's an Occupy Wall Street movement out there. The choice is simple: live on the streets or take to the streets.
(Who can bring back the jobs? Tell us here.)

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