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2016 Starts Strong With Dip In National And Millennial Unemployment Rates

In January, national unemployment fell to 4.9 percent, the lowest it’s been since early 2008, and the economy added 151,000 jobs. Youth unemployment fell to 10.3 percent in January–well below the 2015 yearly average of 11.6 percent.   The unemployment rate for all youth, 16 to 24, ...

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National And Youth Unemployment Rates Hold Steady In November

The unemployment rate for 16- to 24-year-olds rose from 11.1 percent in October to 11.2 percent in November, but remains below the youth unemployment rate for every month of 2014, and the first half of 2015.

Budget Fights Threaten The Most Vulnerable Millennial Families

Congress must pass an appropriations package by December 11 or risk a government shutdown. A deal that works for Millennials must provide access for students, opportunity for workers, and support for families.

Elections Matter: Should Millennials Rally Behind Nonpartisan Redistricting?

Because Millennials care so deeply these issues, they are heavily invested in maintaining a functional, healthy democracy. Redistricting—the process by which an entity draws electoral district boundaries—is essential to ensuring that elected legislators represent the views of a population.

Youth Unemployment And Labor Force Participation Increase Slightly In October

The unemployment rate for 16- to 24-year-olds rose in October to 11.1 percent from 11 percent in September, but remains below the youth unemployment rate for every month of 2014, and the first half of 2015. The national rate dipped slightly to 5.0 percent, but was essentially unchanged from ...

National And Youth Unemployment Rates Hold Steady In September

National and youth unemployment rates hold steady in September:   Labor force participation rate still not back to prerecession levels:   Youth of color continue to face higher unemployment rates than the national average: In September, national and youth unemployment rates were steady. ...

How A High-Quality Child Care Tax Credit Would Benefit Millennial Families

The High-Quality Child Care Tax Credit offers a new opportunity to increase child care options while maintaining affordability for the families who need it most—including Millennial parents.

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