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Young Money: July Sees Steady Unemployment Rates For Youth And 255,000 Jobs Added Overall

The unemployment rates for both youth aged 16-24 and all workers 16 and older remained largely unchanged in July, while the economy added 255,000 jobs—slightly less than the 287,000 jobs added in June, but still indicating positive job growth.

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Young Money: Economy Rebounds In June, But Not For Black And Latino Youth

In June, the economy rebounded from a worrisome May, adding 287,000 jobs (compared to just 38,000 jobs added in May). Still, the unemployment rates increased slightly: the national unemployment rate rose to 4.9 percent, and the youth unemployment rate (measuring those aged 16-24) climbed to 10.7 ...

Young Money: Job Growth Slows Sharply In May While Youth Unemployment Holds Steady

The economy added just 38,000 jobs in May, a steep decline from the 160,000 jobs added in April. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate fell 0.3 percentage points to 4.7 percent. The youth unemployment rate (which tracks people aged 16 to 24) remains twice as high as the overall unemployment rate: in ...

Fighting For A Future: Millennials Tackle Criminal Justice Reform In Dallas, TX

It is clear that young people in Dallas are determined to make progress on criminal justice reform, both from working within the system, and working outside it on the grassroots level.

New Overtime Rule Will Benefit 4.5 Million Millennial Workers

The U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime rule is poised to strengthen the middle class, drive economic growth, and provide fairer pay for 12.5 million workers, including 4.5 million Millennials.

Fighting For A Future: Millennials Tackle Criminal Justice Reform In Phoenix, AZ

On November 19, 2015, Generation Progress hosted its third Millennial criminal justice roundtable in Phoenix, AZ.

Fighting For A Future: Millennials Tackle Criminal Justice Reform In Columbia, SC

Columbia was a fitting choice for the first stop on the roundtable tour considering the incidents that catapulted South Carolina to the forefront of the national conversation around criminal justice reform.

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