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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 ...

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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 ...

Young Money: In November, Youth Unemployment Rises While Labor Force Participation Falls

In November, the economy added 228,000 jobs and unemployment remained at 4.1 percent, bringing the 2017 year-to-date average to 4.4 percent. Youth unemployment climbed in November to 9.6 percent, up from 9 percent in October. The year-to-date unemployment rate for youth (defined as 16- to ...

Young Money: Youth Unemployment Rate Continues Downward Trend, Labor Force Participation Rate Remains a Challenge

Today the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its latest snapshot of the American economy. In October, 261,000 new jobs were added to the economy. The unemployment rate ticked slightly down to 4.1%, the lowest since December 2000. Estimates from September were revised, showing that the jobs ...

Young Money: In September, Youth Labor Force Participation Rate Reaches Highest Level In 7 years

In September, the unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage points to 4.2 percent while the economy lost 33,000 jobs—the first loss in jobs in seven years. Meanwhile, the youth unemployment rate, which tracks just those aged 16 to 24, ticked slightly upward from 8.9 percent in August to 9.1 percent ...

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