The struggles of middle-aged and older Americans during this economic downturn have been well documented. But what about the “millennials,” those born during the Reagan-Bush era?
It may be no surprise that many of them are unemployed — nearly 40 percent of Americans age 18-29 are out of work. That’s the highest rate in more than three decades.
But did you know that starting your first job search during a recession can result in challenges that last for years? That’s what the studies say. Need to Know’s Alison Stewart spoke with some recent grads who are just starting out — pounding the pavement to land that first job.
Producer: Abby Leonard