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Millennials Need A Supreme Court Nominee That Works For Our Generation

Alongside many other extreme acts in the first days of his presidency, such as enacting an unconstitutional Muslim ban, President Trump has nominated the hyper-conservative Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy on the nation’s highest court.

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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 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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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 ...

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Let’s Talk About The Millennial Wage Gap: Salary History Bans Won’t Just Help Women

It’s common for employers ask would-be employees about their salary histories, often using the answers to reduce their offers. But in Massachusetts, come July 1, 2018, employers will no longer be legally allowed to ask prospective employees about their salary histories.

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Young Money: July Sees Steady Unemployment Rates For Youth And 255,000 Jobs Added Overall

The unemployment rates for both youth aged 16-24 and all workers 16 and older remained largely unchanged in July, while the economy added 255,000 jobs—slightly less than the 287,000 jobs added in June, but still indicating positive job growth.

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Speak Out For Affordable, High-Quality Child Care For All Americans

Starting a family shouldn’t be a reason that Millennials are discouraged from pursuing a higher education—and yet child care costs more than college tuition in 28 states. For students or people with student debt, the cost of child care is a growing burden that is negatively impacting their ...

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