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Closing the Race Gap: Alleviating Young African American Unemployment Through Education

June 25, 2014

While the Great Recession continues to have ripple effects on the entire Millennial generation, young African Americans face unemployment rates that are twice that of their white peers. Closing the Race Gap takes an unprecedented look at the driving forces behind racial disparities in the job market, and how higher education can help fight joblessness.

In This Together: The Hidden Cost of Young Adult Unemployment

January 6, 2014

At a time when young people are facing a mountain of new challenges in college, the labor market, and the home, this report, lays clear how much the failure to provide young people with good jobs is costing America's economy and the public each year at the federal and state level. The findings are staggering: severely high youth unemployment costs $9 billion in tax revenue each year. This report is a call to action for the national public, and the message shouldn't be taken lightly. How we tackle the problems facing today's youth has enormous implications for what the rest of the 21st century will look like in the U.S. Their policy proposals represent the opening of a national dialogue about how to address our current youth employment crisis. at the federal and state level.