July 17, 2011

日本以上?アメリカの若者の失業率:The U.S. Youth Unemployment Rate

The U.S. Youth Unemployment Rate - The United States Youth Chamber of Commerce;
"Although the recession ended in the summer of 2009, youth unemployment remains near its cyclical peak…What keeps the numbers from being even higher is that many teens have simply given up. Some are sitting on couches. Others are in school, which can be a dead end itself. The percentage of American 16- to 19-year-olds who are employed has fallen to below 26 percent, a record low.”

According to the NY Times only 53% of college graduates from the classes 2006-2010 are employed full-time. Even recent graduates who are working will make 10% less in their first job than graduates from just a few years ago, down to $27,000 a year.

With the sharply falling employment rates among recent college graduates, there is a growing development of these young people taking unstable, low/under-paying jobs that don’t match their skill's or training. Many of these same young people have tens of thousands of dollars in student loan debt which they will find very difficult to pay off."




Source(s): Business Week, Salon, Huffington Post


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