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    The dead end kids: Young, unemployed and facing tough future

    The dead end kids
    The unemployment rate for young Americans has exploded to 52.2 percent -- a post-World War II high, according to the Labor Dept. -- meaning millions of Americans are staring at the likelihood that their lifetime earning potential will be diminished and, combined with the predicted slow economic recovery, their transition into productive members of society could be put on hold for an extended period of time.

    And worse, without a clear economic recovery plan aimed at creating entry-level jobs, the odds of many of these young adults -- aged 16 to 24, excluding students -- getting a job and moving out of their parents' houses are long. Young workers have been among the hardest hit during the current recession -- in which a total of 9.5 million jobs have been lost.
    that is a staggering amount of kids that a large portion will turn to crime. Does anybody know the average unemployment rate for this age group. When my kid gets home you can be sure he will be reading this

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    How the hell did you just tie in a retroactive reparative measure with a proactive preventative measure. Not even close to being the same thing.

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    Re: The dead end kids: Young, unemployed and facing tough future

    Sounds like gen x time 2

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    Re: The dead end kids: Young, unemployed and facing tough future

    Some of my sibs are experiencing this. They can't find a job, even after getting their degrees, so they're going back for more education. The biggest problem seems to be that all the jobs want someone with experience, but you can't get experience without a job.
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    Re: The dead end kids: Young, unemployed and facing tough future

    Tell em to join the army.
    It's a guaranteed paycheck.

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    Re: The dead end kids: Young, unemployed and facing tough future

    16 - 24 years old?

    That seems a bit young to be keeping track of employment. Probably the 16 - 19 year olds are 90% unemployed.

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    Re: The dead end kids: Young, unemployed and facing tough future

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Tell em to join the army.
    It's a guaranteed paycheck.

    Thatís what got me into the Marine Corps and almost got me back in when I got out and still couldnít find a job. Wasnít much demand for Artillery Gunners (MOS 0811) in civilian life?
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    Re: The dead end kids: Young, unemployed and facing tough future

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    Thatís what got me into the Marine Corps and almost got me back in when I got out and still couldnít find a job. Wasnít much demand for Artillery Gunners (MOS 0811) in civilian life?
    I bet you could have found a gig with some drug cartel

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    Re: The dead end kids: Young, unemployed and facing tough future

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Some of my sibs are experiencing this. They can't find a job, even after getting their degrees, so they're going back for more education. The biggest problem seems to be that all the jobs want someone with experience, but you can't get experience without a job.
    The problem here is that the millions of experienced workers recently laid off are also going back to school. When everyone graduates companies will have a choice to pick between a 30-40 something graduate with 10 years work experience or a 25 year old graduate with no work experience.

    It's going to be a hard road for current young college students and even harder on those that chose not to go to college.
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    Re: The dead end kids: Young, unemployed and facing tough future

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    16 - 24 years old?

    That seems a bit young to be keeping track of employment. Probably the 16 - 19 year olds are 90% unemployed.
    problem with the country today?

    I have been gainfully employed since about 12
    as was everybody I grew up with

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    How the hell did you just tie in a retroactive reparative measure with a proactive preventative measure. Not even close to being the same thing.

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    Re: The dead end kids: Young, unemployed and facing tough future

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    I bet you could have found a gig with some drug cartel
    Plenty of that where I ended up at.
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