The employment rate of the young is at an all-time low, but why?
This summer, fewer young people in the U.S. are employed than at any time since the government began keeping track.
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.
St. Louis Public Radio’s Maria Altman spoke with Michael Saltsman, a research fellow at the Employment Policies Institute, about what the numbers mean.
- For more perspective on the issue of youth unemployment, see this feature from last year from Maria Altman.