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Young, Unemployed and Optimistic

Young, Unemployed & Optimistic Pew Research Center reported its findings that US young adults aged 18-34 are hit the hardest by the recession. The public said today's young adults have it harder than their parents did, and «adulthood» begins later than it used to. 54% of 18- to 24-year-olds are currently employed (The lowest share in the history of US government collected data) 8/10 TTTTTTTT general public say finding a job is harder for young adults today than it was for their parents 7/10 general public say it's harder now to save for the future, pay for college, or buy a home Who has it the hardest Financial in today's economy? independence by the age of 29% 41% Middle- Young Adults 80% aged Adults 67% 24% Older Adults 1993 2011 However, bad economic times don't keep the young from seeing the glass as half-full; most are optimistic that they will make enough money to support their lifestyle. 100% Optimism in ability to find another job 80% 88% believe they do or will make sufficient income for their lifestyle 60% 1998 65% 1/2 full -- 40% 9% 2011 43% think they will never make sufficient income 20% 2009 25% 0% Percent of 18-34-year-olds who don't have enough income now.. 89 10 75 But think they will in the future 18 and think they won't in the future Looking to the Future: Percent of 18-34-year-olds saying when their children are their age, their standard of living will be . Gender: Worse Better Men 18 55 Women 9 66 Education: IWorse Better College Grad 16 42 No college 14 67 Some college 13 55 Source: PewResearchCenter 9 Feb. 2012 - Young, Underemployed and Optimistic: Coming of Age, Slowly, in a Tough Economy Tessa Rodes Social & Demographic Trends full report: URBANTIMES Not Employed Employed

Young, Unemployed and Optimistic

shared by rmmojado on Mar 28
As an American university student, the thought of graduating and applying for jobs both excites and terrifies me. Although many of my friends have been hit hard by the economic whiplash of the past fe...



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