The U.S. economy got good news again last week with the release of the November jobs report. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the U.S. economy added 211,000 jobs while the country’s unemployment rate held steady at 5 percent, the lowest in seven years. While this is generally good economic and political news for those in Washington, hidden in the report is a sobering statistic – the little to no improvement for people ages 16 to 24. For minorities living in America’s urban centers, the unemployment rate remained double that of whites. These numbers leave many searching for answers on how to better prepare and position young people to join the country’s expanding job market and thrive.
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Source: The Washington Informer