Young People

Although the unemployment rate inched up in July, Friday's unemployment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics was a welcome reprieve following three months of disappointing jobs numbers.  A mere 0.037 percentage points were added to the overall unemployment rate, rounding it up to 8.3...
08/06/2012
Data Byte
Although the unemployment rate inched up in July, Friday's unemployment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics was a welcome reprieve following three months of disappointing jobs numbers.  A mere 0.037 percentage points were added to the overall unemployment rate, rounding it up to 8.3...
08/06/2012
Blog
As state funding for higher education steadily declined as a portion of colleges’ revenue, colleges raised tuition to make up for the gap—a major reason why tuition at public colleges more than tripled since 1980. This financial change left students to absorb more of the costs by taking on...
07/30/2012
Data Byte
The American Dream used to mean that if you put in a hard day's work, you could expect good wages, benefits, and a better life for your kids. But the kinds of jobs that can provide a solid middle-class life in return for hard work are in short supply in Michigan—the state’s unemployment rate is one...
07/10/2012
Publication
The latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal the last in a three month trend of weak job growth. With only 80,000 jobs added in the month of June, the economy failed to generate enough work to keep up with the population growth of the labor force, much less fuel a recovery for...
07/09/2012
Blog
The future of New York’s middle class is at risk. Not only is the Great Recession pushing formerly middle-class New Yorkers down the economic ladder — it’s crushing the next generation of would-be middle-income earners. New York’s twenty-somethings are struggling to secure that first job to start a...
06/25/2012
News/Resource
Nearly 5 million young Americans will graduate from high school or college this spring and take the exciting next step of their life. The new worlds they enter, however, will involve either increasingly expensive tuition and (more) student debt, or few jobs with decent pay or benefits. And things...
06/15/2012
Blog
NEW YORK – As graduation season comes to a close and the student debt interest rate hike looms, national public policy organization Demos has announced a new blog series on PolicyShop.net focusing on the serious economic challenges facing all young Americans, from STEM education to the debt-for-...
06/14/2012
Press Release
One of the most often-cited reasons for the STEM achievement gap is a lack of skilled and trained STEM teachers. The greatest percentage of under-qualified teachers at the K-12 level is found in STEM disciplines – 40 percent of high school math teachers and 20 percent of science teachers in high...
06/11/2012
Publication
All across the country this week, graduation ceremonies will strive to provide America’s newest high school and college graduates with inspirational messages about perseverance, hope and ambition. It’s a message that is getting harder to say with a straight face, particularly in the...
06/11/2012
Blog
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