Work Prospects Vary Not Just By Generation, But By Graduation Class

Jun 13, 2012

Here’s one lesson of the economic downturn: unemployment disadvantages different age groups in different ways.

Yesterday, we revisited the problem of high teen unemployment, which is particularly severe here in Idaho.  Labor economists predict the resulting lack of work experience among young people — especially those who can’t afford college or choose not to pursue post-secondary education — could negatively affect earnings years down the road.

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