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Young Money: At Midyear, Youth Unemployment and Labor Participation Rise

Amidst an escalating trade war with China, presidential threats to American companies, and doubt from the international community of America’s economic commitment to our European partners, the economy added 213,000 jobs in the month of June, with the unemployment rate ticking up to 4 percent. ...

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Why We’re Protesting Navient This Tax Day

We dug into Navient’s quarterly earnings report following the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to find out how the company planned to use their massive corporate tax windfall. It turns out wealthy Navient shareholders will be reaping virtually all of the $204 million tax cut benefits ...

Young Money: Youth Unemployment Falls, Overall Job Growth Remains Stagnant

103,000 jobs were added to the economy in the month of March, well under expectations and amidst volatility in the financial markets and unachieved promises from the tax law passed by President Trump and congressional Republicans. While overall employment gains are slow, and the national ...

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 ...

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