Youth Unemployment

  • Young and Out of Work? 4 Ways to Boost Your Chances

    Young and Out of Work? 4 Ways to Boost Your Chances

    Not just younger, but tougher and smarter

    Despite big gains overall, youth unemployment still hovers at around 20 percent. Try these four tips for standing out in the crowd of young job applicants. Continue Reading

  • With Job Opportunities At Record Low, Teens Need Not Apply

    With Job Opportunities At Record Low, Teens Need Not Apply

    In a tough labor market for most, youngest find disaster

    The youngest job seekers are shut out of the labor market, along with their older siblings. There’s only one way they can stack the odds in their favor. Continue Reading

  • Europe's Youth Unemployment: Bad And Getting Worse

    Europe's Youth Unemployment: Bad And Getting Worse

    By Greg Keller PARIS (AP) -- Europe is failing its youth, and none more than its ethnic and religious minorities. As Europe slides back into recession, young graduates from the Class of 2012 across Europe are returning from their summer holidays and finding that even their hard-won university diplomas are... Continue Reading

  • 10 Countries Where Young People Can't Find a Job

    10 Countries Where Young People Can't Find a Job

    By 24/7 Wall St., Introduction by Jake Thiewes Unemployment is not just a problem in the United States. According to new data from Eurostat, the 17 countries that both use the euro as currency and belong to the European Union is 11.1 percent, compared to 8.3 percent in the U.S. When it comes to youth... Continue Reading

  • Youth Unemployment Seen As 'Scarring' By Global Group

    Youth Unemployment Seen As 'Scarring' By Global Group

    By Annalyn Censky NEW YORK -- As the jobs crisis drags on, high unemployment could permanently damage the economic prospects of the world's youngest workers, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development warned Tuesday. A lack of jobs for workers ages 15 to 24 could create a "scarring effect"... Continue Reading

  • 10 College Majors With The Highest Unemployment Rates [Infographic]

    10 College Majors With The Highest Unemployment Rates [Infographic]

    In this era of high unemployment, many parents and students wonder which college degrees pay off -- and which don't. A recent study by Georgetown University Center on Education looked at earnings and unemployment rates among recent and seasoned degree holders as well as those with graduate degrees and found... Continue Reading

  • Unemployed Woman Forced To Live A Lie

    Unemployed Woman Forced To Live A Lie

    Sukhraj Beasla is a successful 30-year-old, recently promoted at LaSalle Bank from trust manager to assistant vice president. At least that's what Beasla's parents' friends think, when her parents brag about their go-getting daughter at dinner or temple. At least that's what they thought until CNN published... Continue Reading

  • Young Woman Forgoes Rat Race To Run Across America

    Young Woman Forgoes Rat Race To Run Across America

    When Forrest Gump decided to go for a little run one day, and keep running, to the end of town, to the end of the county, to the end of the state, to coast to coast to coast, the world didn't get it. "Why are you running?" the press hounded. "For world peace? For the homeless? For women's rights? For the... Continue Reading

  • Pope Under Fire From Jobless Spanish Youth

    Pope Under Fire From Jobless Spanish Youth

    When Pope Benedict XVI landed in Madrid on Thursday, the conversation focused more on the economy than the spirit. His visit is for the Catholic Church's World Youth Day, but it's taken on a weightier significance in a country with over 20 percent unemployment -- the highest in ailing Europe -- and with nearly... Continue Reading

  • Young People Take the Economy Into Their Own Hands

    Young People Take the Economy Into Their Own Hands

    Politicians love to talk about young people. Debt is hoisted "on the backs of Americans of the next generation," warns Michele Bachmann. We must free ourselves so that "our children" are "free to pursue their dreams" says Tim Pawlenty. Let's "win the future," says President Obama, for "our kids." But where... Continue Reading

  • Working For Mom And Dad, Not So Bad After All

    Working For Mom And Dad, Not So Bad After All

    In "The Godfather," Michael Corleone goes against the wishes of his family and shirks a life of organized crime. In "The Jazz Singer," Jakie Rabinowitz rejects the path of his ancestors to sing ragtime on the club circuit. Ditching the family business and striking out on your own is a well-known narrative... Continue Reading