17% Of Young Adults In Big Cities Are Unemployed

Published: Monday, July 8, 2019 - 11:22am
Updated: Monday, July 8, 2019 - 3:12pm
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Seventeen percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 in big cities, including Phoenix, are unemployed — that’s more than 2 million people. In Phoenix, that figure is nearly 25%.

According to the new research from the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution, the majority of these young adults have a high school diploma or less.

The Show spoke with Martha Ross to go into the numbers. She’s a fellow at the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program.

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