Guests: Sarah Ayres and Jeffrey Madrick
The unemployment rate for American workers under the age of 25 is a startling 14.8 percent, more than twice the national rate of 7.2 percent. It’s not only a problem for young people who are struggling with their personal finances and careers, but their plight has a significant effect on the overall economy. Many, faced with crushing student loan debt and fewer job opportunities, will be unable to achieve middle class goals like home ownership and saving for retirement. In this hour of Radio Times will talk about the challenges facing America’s young people and the policies that might be put in place to address the youth under- and unemployment crisis. Our guests are SARAH AYRES, policy analyst at the Center for American Progress and economics writer JEFFREY MADRICK who is a columnist for Harpers.