Report: Number of Ky. youth unemployed skyrocketing

Report: Number of Ky. youth unemployed skyrocketing

Report: Number of Ky. youth unemployed skyrocketing

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 3, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 3 at 9:21 PM

(WHAS11) -- The number of young adults in Kentucky who are not in school and do not have jobs has risen.

A report by the nonprofit children's advocacy group the Annie E. Casey Foundation blames the problem on several factors including increased competition from older workers.

Between 2000 and 2011, the number of young adults in Kentucky 20 to 24-years-old who were not in school or working grew by 88 percent.

The foundation says this is a warning that the young adults are heading toward a path of chronic unemployment as adults.
 

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