Young Adult Employment Report

Friday’s employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the labor market has built up little steam over the course of the year, with July job gains that put us on course to reach full employment in 2020. For young adults, waiting another 7 years just to get on track means...
08/07/2013
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For young people who look to the monthly jobs numbers for signs of hope for their future, the good news is in: that part-time, low-pay, no-benefits wait staffing job you always wanted is available for the summer. And with the job growth trend for 2013 consistently outpacing population growth,...
07/05/2013
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The good news in the April unemployment numbers delivered by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday finally spilled over to people under 25, who saw their unemployment rate drop last month even as their labor force participation rate increased. This marks the first time in 2013 that more people...
05/06/2013
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Another month of weak job growth seems especially cruel after the greater-than-expected employment gains in February. But workers were already onto the trend, leaving the labor market in droves throughout March despite the anomaly of a statistical surge in hiring the month before. By now, young...
04/05/2013
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One of my pet peeves about the coverage surrounding the plight of young people in America is that it focuses heavily, and at times exclusively, on how well recent college graduates are doing. Why people focus on this is a mystery to me. I suspect it is because the chattering classes are almost all...
04/04/2013
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At the latest count, more than 5.6 million young adults ages 18 to 34 are officially unemployed.  Last week’s tepid labor report from the BLS showed that employers added another 157,000 jobs in January, but they didn’t go to the youngest workers.  Employment levels and employment as a...
02/05/2013
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US labor markets ended 2012 with a whimper, as Friday’s release of the December unemployment numbers showed all major indicators essentially unchanged.  That may come as a relief for those glass-is-half-full Millennials who find encouragement in the steady upward trend of the labor...
01/08/2013
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  Young adults are not impressed.  The drop in unemployment to its lowest point in four years is a function of workers leaving the market, rather than the result of big employment gains over the month of November.  Meanwhile, slow and steady growth and a new low-wage norm have the...
12/10/2012
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This month’s employment report points to a trend of job growth crawling just barely above our low expectations for recovery, which is good news for Millennials returning to the labor pool after years of flagging participation.  And—surely this counts for something—we were spared a repeat of...
11/05/2012
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Unlike the overall labor force, young adults saw unemployment rates rise in the month of August.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics released a disappointing employment report this morning, showing job growth that fell below economists’ expectations. The overall unemployment rate declined in...
09/10/2012
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