For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 19, 2012
Contact: Phoebe Silag or Karen Conner, firstname.lastname@example.org 202-775-8810
Young workers did not wait out the weak labor market in college
As unemployment rates among young workers soared in lockstep with the overall rise in joblessness during and after the Great Recession, some commentators suggested that young workers could shelter from the poor labor market by enrolling in college. Today’s Snapshot shows that there is very little evidence that this happened. Growth in enrollment rates has actually fallen below trend the past two years.