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Effective unemployment among young people: 16.3 percent


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effective-unemployment-among-young-people-163-percWashington Times:

It is a little-known fact that in the 2012 election, 18- to 29-year-olds, who turned out in even greater numbers than in the youth-driven 2008 election, shifted a whopping 11 points away from President Obama, making millennials the single-largest swing demographic. Historically, this was the greatest decline in support among this age group for any president who has been re-elected.

The reason for this dramatic shift is straightforward: Millennials are not a partisan generation. They don’t care about “R” and “D” labels — they just want results.

Millennials have grown up in an age where anything is possible and refuse to accept the notion that young people should give up on normal aspirations, such as having a good job in the profession of their choice or making enough money to live on their own, not at home with their parents. Thus, when the president’s re-election message to young people focused on his efforts to help with student loan rates as a solution to the huge challenges we face every day, young people’s collective response was less than enthusiastic.Scissors-32x32.png

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