Young Americans See Uptick in Hiring

Friday, December 02, 2011

After four years of economic downturns, there's finally some good news: in the past 3 months, 650,000 workers aged 16 to 24 have found jobs. This age group, dubbed by some as "the lost generation," have been hit hardest by these ongoing problems: in 2010, only 16.9 million of them were employed.

Mike Munger, political science and economics professor at Duke University, and Danielle Richard, a 24-year-old cyto technologist in Rhode Island, talk more about this promising economic news.

Guests:

Mike Munger and Danielle Richard

Produced by:

Hsi-Chang Lin

Comments [1]

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The frustration with economists seems to be that they tend not to be as eager to flog a political agenda by cheerleading or disparaging numbers like far too many journalists tend to do.

Dec. 02 2011 12:14 PM

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