Dire Youth Unemployment Growing Worse

Dire Youth Unemployment Growing Worse
In the U.S. the unemployment rate for those aged 16 to 24 is 16.2%, more than double the April national rate of 7.5%. But that pales in comparison to youth unemployment rates in Southern Europe and elsewhere in developing nations. On Thursday, Greece …
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165000 Jobs Added In April, Jobless Rate Fell To 7.5 Percent
The jobless rate's recent peak was 10 percent, in October 2009. Unemployment rates often continue to rise even after the economy starts to heal because employers remain wary of adding on workers. One defining feature of the economy's post-2009 recovery …
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County jobless rate down, higher than in 2012
However, there's another statistic that also holds true for Columbia County and all the counties on its border: the April unemployment rate is higher now than it was in April of 2012, in some counties more than a full percentage point higher. The …
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