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June National Unemployment Rate Lowest In Seven Years, But Rate For Black And Latino Youth Increases

The national unemployment reached its lowest rate in seven years, but still remains high young people and young people of color in particular.

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Why API Youth Activism Matters More Than Ever

As academics, lawmakers, and the broader American public seek to further understand the diverse and fast growing group of Asian and Pacific Islanders, it is important to orient that understanding around immigration, which has had a profound impact on the history of APIs in the United States.

Youth And National Unemployment Rates Down In April

In April, the unemployment rate for American youth ages 16 to 24 decreased by 0.7 percent to 11.6 percent, the lowest youth unemployment rate since April 2008.

FACT SHEETS: Refinancing Student Loans, State-by-State

With 40 million borrowers in the U.S. carrying $1.2 trillion in student loan debt, nearly 1 in 5 U.S. households is affected. See how refinancing student loans could alleviate that burden and help borrowers in each state.

What Millennials Need In A Universal Complaint System

A location to address grievances is only one piece in the puzzle of issues that students and borrowers face when dealing with financial aid, student loans and bad actor schools.

Borrower Voices Explain The Need For Affordable Student-Loan Repayment

As the U.S. Department of Education works to expand affordable loan repayment terms to millions of student-loan borrowers, this column highlights the voices and concerns of today’s borrowers.

Better Banking Products On Campus

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Safe Student Account Scorecard is a first step toward ensuring that college financial products are designed with students in mind.

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