The class of 2016: the labor market is still far from ideal for young graduates

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Author: Kroeger, Teresa; Cooke, Tanyell; Gould, Elise


Young high school and college graduates were hit hard in the Great Recession. While young graduates' economic prospects have brightened in recent years, they still face elevated unemployment rates and stagnant wages. Many groups, including young graduates of color, as well as young high school graduates entering the workforce face particularly difficult economic realities. This report looks at trends in unemployment, underemployment, and wages of young high school and college graduates to paint a picture of the economy facing the Class of 2016.

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Subjects: Youth; Students; Labour market; Employment; Income; Outcomes

Keywords: Youth transitions; Graduates; Transition from education and training to employment; Underemployment; Unemployment; Wage differential; Trend

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: Economic Policy Institute, 2016

Physical description: 40 p.

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Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 124.519

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