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Fighting For A Future: Millennials Tackle Criminal Justice Reform In Baltimore, MD

Youth-led protests in Baltimore caught the attention of the entire country as people took note of the anger, passion, and conviction of those fighting for a better future.

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National Unemployment Holds Steady While Millennial Unemployment Rises

In February, the national unemployment rate remained at 4.9 percent, and the economy added 242,000 jobs. The youth unemployment rate rose from 10.3 percent in January to 10.5 percent.   The labor force participation rate for all workers increased slightly to 62.9 percent. The youth ...

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.

After Years of Labor Market Pain, 2015 Finally Gave Millennial Workers Reasons for Optimism

Trends in 2015 suggest that although the labor market landscape has improved for Millennial workers since the recession, policymakers must do more to increase access to work opportunities for America’s largest-ever generation, and particularly for Millennial workers of color.

We Can’t Afford To Wait: How States And Municipalities Can Help Curtail The Student Debt Crisis

By assisting borrowers manage their student loan debt and addressing the root causes of the student debt crisis, states and even municipalities have unique opportunities to take meaningful action.

Broader Paid Leave Would Provide Opportunity and Security for Millennial Caregivers

Increasing access to paid family and medical leave is vital to the economic stability of Millennial workers.

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.

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