New research on youth employment highlights challenges for our future workforce

Research from Brookings found that employment prospects for teens and young adults in the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas plummeted between 2000 and 2011. Work experience is a key indicator for finding and keeping future employment, and critical in forming foundational and occupational skills. The report includes recommendations and examples of promising programs across the country. For more information about the report and to interactively explore youth workforce indicators by metro area, click here.

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