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Young Money: Youth Unemployment Rate Falls Across The Board

In March, the economy added 98,000 jobs and the national unemployment rate fell to 4.5 percent, down from 4.7 percent in February. The youth unemployment rate, which tracks young Americans aged 16 to 24, fell even steeper, from 9.9 percent in February to 9.1 percent in March—its lowest rate in ...

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Five Reasons You Should Be Scared Of Jerry Falwell Jr., Trump’s Pick To Lead His Higher Education Task Force

In January, Donald Trump appointed Jerry Falwell Jr. to lead a new higher education task force put in place to roll back federal regulation over higher education. Many of these regulations were created by the Obama Administration to protect students from fraud, ensure high graduation rates, and ...

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Who Said It: A Character From Mad Men Or Trump’s Labor Secretary Pick, Andrew Puzder?

The 1960s called... they want Trump's cabinet back.

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Young Money: In Last Month Of Obama’s Presidency, Economy Adds 227,000 Jobs

In January, the last month with data reflective of President Obama’s economic policies, the economy added 227,000 jobs and the unemployment rate rose ever so slightly, to 4.8 percent. The youth unemployment rate, which measures 16- to 24-year-olds, rose by 0.1 percentage points to 10.1 percent. ...

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Young Money: Youth Unemployment Hits 9-Year Low In December, Youth Labor Force Participation Stays Steady

In the final month of 2016, the unemployment rate for all workers 16 and over continued its downward trend for the year, landing at 4.7 percent for January and 4.9 for 2016 as a whole. The youth unemployment rate, which measures workers aged 16-24, also fell, to 10 percent in December—its lowest ...

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Comprehensive Nondiscrimination Protections Would Provide LGBTQ Millennials A Fair Shot At Economic Stability

Young LGBTQ Americans, part of an already financially unstable generation, need comprehensive nondiscrimination protections that are both inclusive—that is, encompassing of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression—and expansive, covering all areas of life.

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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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Young Money: In October, Black Youth Continue Facing High Unemployment Rates

October showed positive signs for the economy, with 161,000 jobs added and unemployment falling slightly to 4.9 percent. The youth unemployment rate, which tracks workers aged 16 to 24, increased slightly, to 10.4 percent. However, this rate still falls under the 2016 year-to-date average of 10.5 ...

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Millennials Crave Economic Stability And Opportunity

Though the Great Recession has largely receded, its effects on the Millennial generation have not. Millennials’ attitudes toward the economy have been shaped by the recession, with more Millennials citing economic stability as their top economic priority than any other goal.

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Young Money: September Adds 156,000 Jobs, Youth Unemployment Remains Around 10 Percent

In September, the economy added 156,000 jobs and the national unemployment rate for Americans 16 and older was 5 percent. The youth unemployment rate, which follows the employment of Americans aged 16 to 24, was 10.3 percent.

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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 ...

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Want More Millennials To Vote? Talk To Them About Higher Education.

Young people are speaking out about the issues that are the most concerning and relevant. It is now up to the candidates to make these issues a priority.

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