So stating that university degrees are the new status quo is not supported by the facts.
The catch 22 in the last decade has been that Government efforts to falsely elevate the minimum wage laws and legislation which discourage job creation for those at the entry level has served to make finding work much harder.
But the truth is that the work is out there for those leaving high school and those working part time while attending college; it’s just not what these spoiled lazy narcissistic teens and young adults want to do.
US Census Press Releases
Some additional interesting data on “idle” youth in the US: