Decline in Employment Level Among Young Adults, Compared to Older Workers

Decline in Employment Level Among Young Adults, Compared to Older Workers

By now, young people are well-aware of their prospects: when the labor force shrank by almost half a million workers last month, more than two-thirds of those who left were under age 35. Maybe they knew what was coming, since employment for 20 to 34-year-olds fell by 117,000 jobs in March—greater losses than among all workers over age 35 combined.  

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