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Unemployment rate hits a historic low, youth unemployment dips to 8.4 percent.

Young Money: Overall Unemployment Rate Falls Below 4%, Youth Unemployment Dips

For the first time in nearly two decades the unemployment rate dipped under 4 percent, with the unemployment rate for 18 to 24 year olds falling to 8.4 percent. This major milestone marks a strong jobs report which shows 164,000 jobs being added to the economy in the month of April. These numbers, ...

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Young Money: Labor Statistics Starting to Mirror Pre-Great Recession Numbers

A decade after the Great Recession of 2007-2008, the labor force continues to show signs of improvement, mirroring pre-Great Recession levels. The national unemployment rate has remained the same for the fifth month in a row at 4.1 percent, even as our economy added 313,000 new jobs in ...

Young Money: Despite Trump’s State of the Union Claims, Black Unemployment for Young People Remains High

Sign up to get each edition of Young Money–our newsletter on Millennials and money–in your inbox every month. Note: Beginning with today’s analysis, Generation Progress will begin publishing and analyzing unemployment and labor force participation rates for 25- to 34-year-olds, in addition to ...

State of Our Union

The Millennial generation, now the largest generation in America, diverges from preceding generations in important ways.  First and foremost, today’s young people are more diverse than any previous generation, with the number of foreign-born 18- to 36-year-olds mirroring trends not seen since ...

Leaving DACAmented College Students in the Lurch

This is a difficult time for the undocumented community and the staff at Generation Progress is sensitive to the worry and stress that the end of DACA has caused millions. This post is meant to serve as a set of resources for undocumented college students looking for next steps should they lose ...

Young Money: Year Ends with Mixed Signs From the Economy

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released unemployment numbers for the last month of 2017, revealing both positive and troubling signs for the American economy. 148,000 jobs were added in December, with the unemployment rate remaining unchanged at 4.1%. The unemployment rate for young people ...

The Obstacles Unauthorized Students Face in Postsecondary Education

Colleges and universities, and the education they provide, are critical avenues for social mobility and economic success in the United States. Each year, about 65,000 unauthorized students who have been in the United States for five years or more graduate from high school, yet only an estimated ...

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