Youth of color, hit by high unemployment, face challenges in slow economic recovery
- Year: 2013
- Length: 5:39 minutes (5.18 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Across the country, millions of Americans remain without work. But some groups - including youth and people of color - continue to have much higher unemployment rates. The official unemployment rate for youth aged 20 to 24 is just over 13 percent, about five points higher than the national average. The high joblessness rate among youth is exacerbated by the fact that many do not finish high school on time or are unprepared for college. Unless something is done to address the problem, youth advocates say this growing trend will have far-reaching implications. FSRN’s Leilani Albano reports.