Young People

With student loan interest rates set to jump from 3.4 to 6.8 percent in July, Tamara Draut, Vice President of Policy & Research at Demos, discusses Senator Warren’s proposed legislation with Charles Showalter of The Union Edge, Labor's Talk Radio.
05/13/2013
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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
Blog
04/04/2013
Data Byte
04/04/2013
Data Byte
NEW YORK, NY – In advance of the release of this month’s job figures, national public policy center Demos today issued a new report analyzing the lasting economic effects of youth unemployment. Surveying a full year of Bureau of Labor Statistics data from 2012, Stuck: Young America’s Persistent...
04/04/2013
Press Release
04/03/2013
Data Byte
Official Washington, including many Democrats, seems to believe that the U.S. can prudently trim entitlement programs for seniors -- with the main impact of these cuts felt years from now. But a big problem with this thinking, as I have noted here often, is that future generations of seniors are...
03/18/2013
Blog
When compared to unemployment, the underemployment rate appears staggeringly high. In fact it is down slightly from 2011 when 18 to 24-year-olds came in at 28.6 percent and 25 to 34-year-olds were 16.6 percent underemployed.  That shows slow but marked improvement in the context of employment...
02/05/2013
Data Byte
Unemployment rates held steady for the cohort between ages 25 and 34, coming in at 7.7 percent—just below the national rate of 7.9 percent for the labor force as a whole. The real winners in that story are 25 to 34-year-old men, whose labor force participation rates actually ticked up without...
02/05/2013
Data Byte
Decreased labor force participation has left many young adults uncounted in the work force.  If the 2012 trend continues—with increased labor force participation in a market unable to absorb new workers—2013 will show unemployment rates climb across the board.  But the labor...
01/08/2013
Data Byte
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