Publication: The Huffington Post
Today our nation faces a youth unemployment crisis that unless addressed will have implications for the future of our workforce and the health of our economy.
Unemployment rates for young people between the ages of 16 and 24 are the highest they have been in more than 60 years. Last summer, the time of year when youth employment is usually at its highest, just 25 percent of all teens were employed. Less than 20 percent of Latino teens and 15 percent of African-American teens reported that they had jobs.