Academic Ladder is Extending for More Young Adults

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KIDS COUNT statistics show that today’s young adults are more likely to have an associate’s degree relative to 2008 (42% versus 37%), yet more than half of all young adults ages 25 to 34 still have academic careers that stop at or before their high-school graduation day.

December 11, 2015

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And the Survey Says: Aspen Institute Examines Efforts to Connect Young Adults to Jobs

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Nearly 6.7 million young adults are not working or in school, and the young adult unemployment rate hit 12.2% — more than double the national unemployment rate — in June 2015. The consequences of unemployment and underemployment can be long-lasting and include reduced wages, decreased productivity and shortened career ladders.    Recognizing the challenges facing America’s youngest workers, the Foundation commissioned the Aspen Institute Workforce Strategies Initiative to examine how organizations are helping adults ages 18 to 29 succeed in today’s labor market. The report gathered feedback from nearly 400 individuals at 340 organizations nationwide.

February 24, 2016

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