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  • The Blaze: 2012 and the Youth Misery Index

    1/19/2012 9:33:55 AM Posted by Ron Meyer


    By Becket Adams, The Blaze

    With 23.7 million American workers either unemployed or underemployed and the markets continuing to hide in the shadow of the eurozone crisis, the health of the U.S. economy leaves much to be desired.

    It appears unlikely that the U.S. economy will improve anytime soon and many Americans have become impatient with the Obama administration. However, perhaps more frustrated than any other group are voters ages 18-29 — the same demographic that overwhelmingly supported the president in 2008.

    And why shouldn’t they be angry?

    Considering the fact that youth unemployment is currently 17.4 percent, average graduating student debt is $26,300, and national debt per capita is $46,900, according to a recent study put out by the Young America’s Foundation (YAF) called the Youth Misery Index (YMI), it’s no wonder that America’s youth appears to be nervous, angry and scared.

    Full story: *The Blaze*

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