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.


Mike Munger and Danielle Richard

Produced by:

Hsi-Chang Lin

Comments [1]


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

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.