UNICEF found that American youth got hit by the recession especially hard

November 4, 2014

The Wall Street Journal reports that a study by UNICEF found roughly 15 percent of U.S. youth aged 15 to 24 were not in school, a job or training in 2013, up from 12 percent in 2008.


This number was seen as evidence to how much the recession interrupted the lives of America’s children and young adults. Among rich countries, the U.S. is one of the few that saw an increase of youth not in school, employment, or training in the period between 2008 and 2013. The data also shows that child poverty in the U.S. has increased by 2.06 points between that same period.


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