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Screwed: Unemployment Reaches 10.9% for Ages 18-29

Polls show that young people, African-Americans and Hispanics voted for Obama by wide margins. Ironically, those groups are suffering more under the Obama economy than other Americans.

  • The overall unemployment rate for 18-29 year olds for November 2012 is 10.9 percent (NSA).
  • The unemployment rate for 18-29 year old African-Americans for November 2012 is 18.5 percent (NSA); the unemployment rate for 18-29 year old Hispanics for November 2012 is 12.5 percent (NSA); and the unemployment rate for 18–29 year old women for November 2012 is 10.5 percent (NSA).
  • The declining labor force participation rate has created an additional 1.7 million young adults that are not counted as “unemployed” by the U.S. Department of Labor because they are not in the labor force, meaning that those young people have given up looking for work due to the lack of jobs.
  • If the labor force participation rate were factored into the 18-29 unemployment calculations, the actual Millennial unemployment rate would rise to 16.4 percent (NSA).
via Generation Opportunity

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