Monday, June 14, 2010

The Forecast for the Class of 2010: How Can Young Adults Weather the Economic Recession?

A new briefing paper from the Economic Policy Institute describes many facets of the dismal labor market situation facing today’s high school and college graduates.  Members of the class of 2010 will be looking to enter the workforce at a time when unemployment rates are “nearly double their pre-recession levels.” The authors discuss how government policy has succeeded and failed to support 2010’s graduates and proffer policies to strength the safety net for young people. They stress public investment and addressing student debt as immediate actions to support the short- and long-term economic security of today’s young adults. Policies to support family economic success.

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