http://news.stlpublicradio.org en The employment rate of the young is at an all-time low, but why? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/employment-rate-young-all-time-low-why <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-983710.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-983710.mp3</a></p><p>This summer, fewer young people in the U.S. are employed than at any time since the government began keeping track.</p><p>On Wednesday the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report that found just 48.8 percent of 16-to-24-year-olds had jobs in July.</p><p>St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Maria Altman spoke with Michael Saltsman, a research fellow at the <a href="http://epionline.org/">Employment Policies Institute</a>, about what the numbers mean.</p><ul><li><em>For more perspective on the issue of youth unemployment, <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kwmu/news.newsmain/article/0/1/1677434/St..Louis.Public.Radio.News/Job.picture.bleak.for.young">see this feature from last year</a> from Maria Altman.</em></li></ul><p> Fri, 26 Aug 2011 20:30:52 +0000 Maria Altman 1950 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The employment rate of the young is at an all-time low, but why?