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Young Money: In November, Youth Unemployment Rate Hits Its Lowest Point In Years

In November, the youth unemployment rate fell to 10.1 percent, its lowest rate since 2007. This marker continues 2016’s steady decrease in unemployment among youth aged 16 to 24. Indeed, compared to the 2014 average youth unemployment rate of 13.4 percent and the 2015 rate of 11.6, the 2016 ...

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FACT SHEET: The Cost Of Catching Up, State-By-State

Across the United States it costs students in remediation and their families close to $1.3 billion in yearly out of pocket costs. These costs range from just over $1 million in Alaska to more than $205 million in California.

Remedial Education: The Cost Of Catching Up

As many as 60 percent of entering college freshman are placed into remedial education courses to develop skills they should have learned in high school, at a cost of more than $1 billion annually.

Vote Higher: Higher Education Messaging Toolkit

Today, 43 million Americans hold some sort of student debt, America holds $1.3 trillion in student loans, and the average student is graduating with nearly almost $30,000 in debt. Millennials know this is a crisis—they’re experiencing it first-hand. Recent research shows that it’s the ...

Young Money: Unemployment Drops Across The Board For Youth In August

In August, the economy added 151,000 jobs, and the national unemployment rate remained steady at 4.9 percent for the third straight month while the youth unemployment rate fell to 10.2 percent from 10.8 percent in July. The national unemployment rate tracks all workers 16 and older who are seeking ...

Annual Paperwork Should Not Stand In The Way Of Affordable Student-Loan Payments

Income-driven repayment plans have one major flaw: the need to annually reapply each year.

Putting Student Debt Reform On The Map

Over the past few months, states and municipalities have taken action on behalf of student loan borrowers, introducing and passing many of the policies suggested in Generation Progress' report released earlier this year.

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