ERIC Number: ED254586
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jan-9
Reference Count: N/A
Our Young People and Hard Hit Communities: Recovery Has Passed Them By. A First Friday Report.
Full Employment Action Council, Washington, DC.
Although the joblessness and underemployment that characterize the labor market status of American youth are worst for Hispanic and Black youth, they also reflect the absence of job opportunities, irrespective of race, in depressed rural areas and urban communities hard hit by sustained high levels of unemployment. In December 1984, teenagers had an "official" unemployment rate of 18.8 percent. When the two factors of underemployment and discouraged workers are taken into account, the "real" rate was 27.3 percent. This document provides a general overview of the youth employment situation. Statistics that further describe the impact of unemployment on youth are presented, and legislative programs (especially the Job Training Partnership Act) are briefly reviewed. Three statistical tables give unemployment figures for the 20 highest metropolitan unemployment areas, for the 20 largest cities, and by State. Finally, legislative actions needed to create jobs and training opportunities for youth are described. (KH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Blacks, Federal Legislation, Hispanic Americans, Labor Force Nonparticipants, Metropolitan Areas, Secondary Education, Statistics, Underemployment, Unemployment, Urban Problems, Youth Employment
Full Employment Action Council, 815 16th St, N.W., Washington, DC 20006.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Full Employment Action Council, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982