Youth Unemployment

Employment and Unemployment Among Youth  BLS

The Class of 2018-College Edition, EPI 5/18

What hope for the millennial generation in politics?, Ward, Open Democracy 7/18: “…the average millennial enters the workforce with more than $37,000 of student debt.  Millennial unemployment is more than double the national average, and those who do find work are paid salaries that are 20 per cent lower than those the baby boomers received when they were the same age. Between 2008 and 2013, millennials were the only section of the workforce who saw their real wages fall.

America, land of opportunity? Not for young people, study says, Welsh, McClatchy, 10/16

Generation Jobless, Campanella, Project Syndicate 6/16

In 2014, 16 Percent Of Men In The United States Between The Ages Of 18 And 34 Were Jobless Or Incarcerated, up from 11 percent in 1980. CBO  5/16

The labor market is still far from ideal for young graduates, EPI, 4/16

Unemployment 16-19, 1972-2016 Hispanic data are not seasonally adjusted.


The Incredible Shrinking Incomes of Young Americans Atlantic 12/14  “You can’t explain Millennial economic behavior without explaining that real wages for young Americans have collapsed.”

The Real Reason That Young People Can’t Find Jobs, The Atlantic, 6/14

Unemployment rates of young black men [age 16 to 19] 1972 to the present

College Enrollment and Work Activity of High School Graduates (Annual) BLS

“Out of School, Out of Work… Out of Luck? NYC’s Disconnected Youth,” M. Levitan, 1/05