Amid coronavirus outbreak, nearly three-in-ten young people are neither working nor in school
Posted by Pew Research Center on August 11, 2020
Pew Fact Tank | July 29, 2020 via Economy League of Greater Philadelphia
As COVID-19 cases have surged in the United States, young adults face a weakening labor market and an uncertain educational outlook. Between February and June 2020, the share of young adults who are neither enrolled in school nor employed – a measure some refer to as the “disconnection rate” – has more than doubled, according to a new analysis of Census Bureau data by Pew Research Center. Most of the increase is related to job loss among young workers.
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