Friday, January 07, 2011

Young Americans: Left out in the rain | The Economist

When I was finishing college, they called us slackers. Now it's just reality:
Though they burst into the workforce with expectations of fun and fulfilment (leading employers to grouse about their sense of entitlement), they have been delivered a slap by the recession. Nearly 16% of 18-24-year-olds are unemployed, almost double the national average.* Most are simply struggling to keep their heads above water, according to the MacArthur Research Network.