Why I’m glad I’m not a young person today

It’s no wonder so many young people today prefer to focus on the virtual world of Twitter, Facebook and the other social media.  The real world is bleak.

The unemployment rate for workers age 16 to 24 is higher than 16 percent.  And many of those who are working take any job they can get, just to get by.

The cost of college tuition is going through the roof.

But things are rough if you’re just a high school graduate.

No wonder so many young people are still living with their parents.

My parents gave me a better world than the one they grew up in.  I am leaving those who come after me a world with less opportunity than I had.

Click on These Charts Show How Desperate Young People Are For Jobs for more charts and background information.

Click on The young and the jobless for more charts and background information.

Click on Diminishing Returns for a report on the plight of college graduates by the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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One Response to “Why I’m glad I’m not a young person today”

  1. Atticus Finch Says:

    I was fortunate enough to find a career right out of college, but unfortunately my wife is on her second year as a part-time high school art teacher. She’s one of the lucky ones too – there are a lot of unemployed college grads who were hoping to be teachers of the art. It’s tough out there.

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